Introducing the PMCM Internship Program
When it comes to nurturing talent, Otak is working in numerous ways to bolster our teams with new, fresh and, diverse minds ready to take on the complexities of elevating our built environment now and in the future.
Our previous work with the ACE Scholarship Program of Oregon, where we donated school supplies to high school students going on to earn degrees in architecture, engineering, or construction, is just one example of this commitment.
PMCM Internship Program: The First Look
This is why we’re happy to say OtakCPM, our comprehensive project management (PMCM) division, has taken this idea and expanded it with one of Otak’s first internship programs. An idea that started on sticky note cards, the program quickly grew to four people strong.
Otak would like to give recognition to Grant Eldridge, project manager for OtakCPM, who spearheaded the program with the goal of hiring young, creative professionals in a time where hiring struggles are impacting firms nationwide.
PMCM Internship Program: The Benefits
The benefits of an internship with OtakCPM are threefold. First, it allows interns to be trained and familiarized with one method of operations and culture from the outset of their careers, whether they be engineers, architects, or project managers. When young people are able to learn and grow within one company and ultimately be hired, it doesn’t take as much effort to bring them up to speed.
Second, interns are given a clear path to being hired, and the goal is to hire all of them. Interns get direct experience in a highly technical field, meaning they can be equipped with skills to make them more competitive. When provided with explicit instructions on how to improve and get hired, interns are that much more likely to be successful.
Third, interns have the opportunity to be new, fresh minds in an industry that is increasingly complex. They’re given a safe, open space to give their ideas, which is especially beneficial when the talent pool is diverse and competitive. Interns have an opportunity to change projects by bringing new ways of thinking even leadership might not have thought of previously. That’s why we’re so grateful to have them aboard, and we’re always looking for more.
Explore Internship Opportunities
To Eldridge, the ultimate goal is to bring resourceful talent into the owner’s rep world. So if getting hands-on experience in a rapidly changing field sounds like something you want to do, you’re invited to check out our careers page here and view our open internships OtakCPM. We’re always looking for young talent to nurture, so apply today and get started on the next step of your career.