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Old 10-07-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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Hey Guys,

I need some help. I am currently a college student at Clemson University in South Carolina. I am looking at doing an internship in the Virgin Islands for the summer with a construction company. My school requires us to do two summers of internship but they don’t help us out when trying to find a company. I am interested in interning in STT or STX, just because the population is a little higher making business a little bit better.

What I need help doing is finding a construction company (commercial or residential). I have searched on the web and am having trouble finding one. The only one I could find was Roy’s Construction, which seems pretty legit but they might not be hiring for an internship.

If we could get a list going of construction companies in the area, I would appreciate it greatly.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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I have worked for a few VI constructions companies and with a few more. You will either blow youre brains out or become an alcoholic. I grew up in STT/STJ

good luck

construction in the islands is a mockery of anythign you have been taught or ever seen. There is no such thing as "skilled labor" and hardly any "skill" on a construction site down there. Every construction company i have been apart of has gone under. These were large companies mind you.

I do land surveying work and my dad worked for half the territory at one point.

There is nothing that can prepare you for that type of work. What position are you looking for?

I can elaborate more, just keep askign me questions. I got off the rock and foudn work in alaska where i am now...

one thing is that everyone who works is drunk on the construction site. I have found empty beer bottles in track hoes but we usually let the smoking pot on the track hoes slide (im being serious). And you will think you can fire them and find some one better, or at least some one thats not a drunk, but the replacement will be a drunk too.

I saw 2 rasta guys hold the project manager and another manager hostage at the office with a 4' level and a10 pound sledge until they paid them. The police showed up and made them cut a check and let them go. But i had lots of good times too...

once you fall in the groove you wont care what goes on anymore

but its a fun place with lots of great oppritunities, just watch what ally you go down at night, or in the day for that matter

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