Students & Faculty

David G. Sedrak - 2015 Steel Internship scholar

The generosity of AIST Steel Internship Scholarship program has not only helped me reduce the financial burden of school, but it has also helped me learn more about the vast opportunities in the steel industry.

My internship at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor was an awesome, eye-opening experience that got me interested in learning more about the steel industry. I cannot fully express my gratitude for the AIST Steel Internship Scholarship.

My internship was in MEU, Maintenance Administration, Building Maintenance Department. I had the opportunity to work in various areas of the plant and was exposed to many of its operations and processes, which heightened my enthusiasm for the steel industry.

I repaired roofs in various locations, installed a sliding door in the hot strip mill roll shop No. 2, performed crane runway girder structural repairs and replaced the kitchen grease interceptor at the AMUSA office building. 

With the help of my supervisor, Mike Mahaffey, and my mentor, Chris Shabi, I learned all of the steps involved in successfully beginning a maintenance project.

The exposure I received within the industry enhanced my understanding of the profession and solidified my ongoing interest in the steel industry. This internship has definitely increased my interest in pursuing a career in the steel industry.