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Vytautas Tamulenas: building highways and bridges (of culture) with Skanska

"It was the best professional as well as cultural experience in my life. The great environment at work, challenging tasks and highly experienced co-workers made my stay at SKANSKA so memorable and valuable. I have already received many inquiries to join one of the best companies in the field of Civil Engineering. This is only possible due to the great opportunity BAFF and CIEE have given to me," comments Vytautas Tamulenas from Lithuania, following his internship at the well-reputed Host Organization, Skanska in Boston. With a Master's in Structural Engineering, Bridges and Viaducts, Vytautas's skill set was a welcome asset at this high-ranking construction company. The focus of his training was to gain experiential expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), and in this role, Vytautas assisted Skanska's preconstruction team in creating construction sequences for large design-build and public-private partnerships in the Boston area and throughout the United States. He contributed to the designing of excavation, bracing, and other aspects of complex urban highway and building project, and learned to work with specialized software packages such as Civil 3D and 3DStudiomax to create 3D and 4D models. Vytautas can feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that he has left his professional footprint in building projects such as the Longfellow Bridge in Boston, the I-4 Ultimate Project in Florida, and the Allston Landing North Project in Boston. Throughout his internship, Vytautas was taken under the wing of  his supervisor, John Doiron, Skanska's CAD Manager, who considered our Lithuanian intern as part of the Skanska team, inviting him to company outings, team-building exercises with local charities, and professional sports games. However, special mention goes to the Vice President of Operations, Paul Pedini, whose unwavering support of the BAFF program made this life-altering internship a reality. 

After repatriation, Vytautas has already begun his pursuit of the ultimate position to fit his professional aspirations and freshly-gained experience in the US. "I have already received a lot of invitations to join the best civil engineering companies in Lithuania. Everyone is really fascinated about my experience in the U.S. in one of the best construction companies around the world. SKANSKA gave me an amazing kickoff for my future career and I am already starting to see the first benefits."

Me at workplace Skanska Waltham Office All Together





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