From Intern to a Permanent Position at Ahtna: Aaron Miller

Published October 2018

Aaron installing a float panel in a fuel tank on Eielson Air Force Base.

“Aaron has delivered for Ahtna during his summer internships, and really stepped up to help the team stay on track with our project at JBER this season. Throughout the school year Aaron did a great job balancing his school work with his work here at Ahtna. He’s been a great asset to the Team, and we look forward to him getting his degree,”
Tim Gould, AES President.

Aaron Miller began as an intern with Ahtna Environmental Inc. (AEI) last July and over the course of the year developed his skills and expertise to earn himself a permanent position as a Construction Project Assistant with the company. We asked him about his experience transitioning from an intern to a permanent employee.

What did you learn during your internship?
I learned about the different facets of the Ahtna’s subsidiaries. I have grown to really appreciate what we have here at Ahtna; whether it is the good attitudes, the great opportunity, or just the appreciation of a job well done.

What is the degree you are seeking and when will you graduate?
I am studying the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. My graduation date is May of 2020 and I am working hard to meet that date, but it will be well worth it.

How will your experience at Ahtna and your degree help you further your career at Ahtna?
I have had a diverse and hands on work experience at Ahtna. This has really helped me to see the function of small details; which will help me with the big picture as I progress in my career.

Construction Management is a technical degree that focuses on a diverse set of management abilities and tools; while still being pinpoint accurate in relatability to its work field.

Any other notes you would like to add?
I hope to further my education into a master’s degree of Business Administration and to use it to increase my skill set that I plan to utilize here at Ahtna.