Mentored in Maryland: KCI Technologies, Inc.


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“The most incredible thing we’ve engineered is our team.”

It’s a tagline that speaks to an office culture dedicated to growth and opportunity. It is a mission that KCI Technologies Inc. lives every day.

One example of that commitment is through KCI’s internship program, where students have the opportunity to develop relationships, work with experts and gain experience that can help in future career choices.

As KCI covers many diverse service areas, including: engineering, construction management, surveying, industrial security, safety and risk management, environmental planning and natural resource management; students witness a wealth of on-the-job experiences.

Once making the transition from intern to full-time hire, the educational experience at the company isn’t over. KCI offers a variety of continuing education including apprenticeships, management programs, leadership development and more.

FROM THE MENTEES:


FIRST-HAND, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

“The most valuable moments of my internship came from my interactions with KCI’s dive engineers. They introduced me to the applications of SCUBA diving in the engineering industry, as well as concepts of coastal engineering. It led me to pursue my Open Water SCUBA certification and [to conduct] research in coastal engineering. I look forward to one day diving with KCI’s dive team.”

—Asia Mitchell

“I spent most of my internship working on projects and tasks for the hazardous waste department. However, I was also given an opportunity to work with KCI’s new marine and coastal engineering group to test an aquatic drone called the WasteShark. Being able to work with this unique product and see first-hand how it can efficiently clean up marine waste was one of my favorite experiences as an intern at KCI.”

—Alexis Bane

A CULTIVATING CULTURE

“My managers were looking for someone to help with some last-minute, out-of-town inspections, and without hesitation I jumped at the opportunity. Being able to go out into the field, build relationships and gain hands-on experience was an incredibly rewarding experience. After completing the inspections, I found out that the team was impressed with my work, and as a result, the CEO recognized me at one of KCI’s monthly town hall meetings.”

—Josue Menendez Chavez  

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