Meet our summer intern, Grant Jackson

As summer ends and students head back to school, we say farewell to our summer intern, Grant Jackson, who is currently studying Civil Engineering at Abilene Christian University. Grant joined our team this summer to learn more about Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and AutoCAD, a computer software program used for designing and drafting deliverables that require technical accuracy. We asked him some questions about his time at The Rios Group.


How has your experience at TRG been?

“During my time as an intern for The Rios Group, I have learned so much. Working with many diverse team members has allowed me to gain a well-rounded knowledge of how the different aspects of the company work. Everyone I have worked with has treated me with respect and professionalism, and I have learned more from the different conversations that I have had than I could have ever hoped to learn.”


What is your favorite aspect of AutoCAD?

“My favorite aspect of AutoCAD is the opportunity for creativity. With AutoCAD, I can design and create anything that I can imagine. While learning AutoCAD during my internship, I saw the sheer power of the tool and the different ways in which it can be implemented.”


What are your aspirations going forward?

“Moving forward I aspire to graduate college with a degree in Civil Engineering and obtain a job in the Subsurface Utility Engineering field. I also plan to get my professional engineering license. Ultimately, I would like to use the skills I’ve learned as an engineer to help those in need around the world.”


What is something you learned over the summer?

“I have learned so much, but most importantly, I have learned the cooperative spirit. As an intern, I have been able to see how the different aspects of a company combine to get the job done. As a future engineer, I must cultivate the skill of effective communication in order to function in a professional environment.”


We wish Grant the very best with his studies, future ambitions and hope to see him back next summer.