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Scott Longazel ’02 of Euclid, Ohio spent part of his summer interning at Cutler Associates in Allentown, Pa. The Lehigh Valley office is one of three locations for the design-and-build contractor (Massachusetts and Florida are home to other sites) that serves scholastic and private colleges and corporate and industrial warehousing needs.

Mike Hozella, vice president at the firm, was instrumental in coordinating the internship.

“Scott received some real practical experience during his internship. He did a number of tasks, including assembling operations and maintenance manuals used by owners to keep them up to speed on projects. He also assisted in quality control issues on-site,” says Hozella.

Longazel, a civil and environmental engineering major, enjoyed the chance to step away from his major area of study.

“I was looking for something outside engineering. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the internship was definitely rewarding,” he says. “I learned how corporations work and what it takes to survive and succeed in one.”

The internship also influenced Longazel to alter his career path. He now plans on earning an MBA after graduation.

Longazel is pleased with his academic choices at Lafayette. “I decided to switch over to engineering my sophomore year, when I realized that I didn’t want to be at a desk all day designing. I wanted a major which would allow me to travel and excel in the business world. The A.B. engineering program gave me this option,” he says.

Longazel is on the football team and is also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he is the house manager.

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