Background

By , September 22, 2014
Sean Jurado

Hey everyone! I’m Sean and I’m the newest Great Coasters Intern. I’m from the great state of Maryland, and I go to school at the University of Maryland studying Civil Engineering. This internship is the first part of a dream come true, all I need now is to graduate and come back as a full time design engineer.

The story began back in March when I emailed a bunch of Coaster design firms asking about internships. GCII got back to me saying, ‘Yes, on an as need basis, so send us your resume, and we’ll keep it on file.’

So I did.

Then, in mid-July, I got an email inviting me to an event at their headquarters in early August designed for young professionals and students interested in entering the industry. While there, they would be interviewing for an internship position. Needless to say, I was excited, and wasted no time in signing up. Fast forward to a few weeks after the event, and I got a call offering me the position.

“Ecstatic,” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Neither does “excited,” “thrilled,” or any other synonym or combination of synonyms. It has been my career goal and dream job to design roller coasters since early high school I picked my major in college after seeing what I needed to study to pursue that goal, so this is a pretty big deal to me.


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