APAC-Mississippi/Tennessee Welcomes its 2024 Summer Interns

At The Embassy Suites in Hoover on May 20, CRH Midsouth Materials Region hosted an orientation for its incoming class of summer interns, including APAC-Mississippi/Tennessee’s 2024 interns Omar Chowdhury, Aly Sebren and Grayson Vaughan.

At the May 20 event, CRH welcomed eight interns with a kick-off speech from APAC-Alabama Executive Vice President Bret Thornton, followed by safety training with APAC-Alabama Environmental Health Safety Coordinator John Gaither. After lunch, Training and Development Specialist Karl Kleinbeck shared information about Microsoft Teams, and CRH Training and Development Lead Wendy Pritchett went over program requirements and expectations. The interns spent the rest of the afternoon on a site visit at Tarrant Asphalt Plant, led by APAC-Alabama Asphalt Production Manager Josh Jones.

APAC-Mississippi/Tennessee’s summer intern program is designed to cultivate industry talent and provide real-world opportunities for students to learn and grow in their chosen career fields. While a college education can be a vital foundation for students entering the workforce, there is simply no substitute for first-hand experience and structured mentorships.

APAC-Mississippi/Tennessee mentors are dedicated to guiding their interns over the course of the summer program. Providing an important counterbalance to on-the-job training and working on team projects, one-on-one mentorships give interns opportunities to ask questions and seek feedback. This helps them as they develop new skills and gain an up-close understanding of what it’s like to work in a particular position or department.

Omar Chowdhury is a mining engineer with a BSc in mining engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh. He earned a master’s degree in sustainable mining from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Freiberg, Germany. Omar is currently enrolled in a geoscience PhD program at Mississippi State University.

Aly Sebren is a senior civil engineering student at Mississippi State University, where she is involved with Engineers Without Borders and Pinelake Church.

Grayson Vaughan is a senior civil engineering student at Mississippi State University.

We are pleased to welcome Omar, Aly and Grayson to APAC-Mississippi/Tennessee and look forward to working with them over the summer.