Nauset’s Summer ’22 co-op season has been a busy one. We were fortunate to have three co-ops join
our Team and all three have achieved noteworthy progress and made valuable contributions to the
company and the projects they have been involved in. Over the next few weeks, we will share brief
highlights of these raising stars who share their perspectives on Nauset’s co-op program. This week’s
post features Luke Slavik.

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School: St. Lawrence University
Major: Economics
Project: Union346 and 3 Hawkins, Somerville, MA


Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of your Nauset co-op?
A: Knowing that even though my role may have not been much compared to others, I did have a part in
how this project ran and when it’s all said and done, I can say that I put in work at this building and had
a contribution to its completion. Also, something unique is seeing a physical project progressed and
worked on, compared to some work through the internet for example where you don’t have a concrete
object.

Q: Tell us about the greatest lesson(s) you’ve learned this summer?
A: One of the greatest lessons I have learned is how to work around problems. In this industry there are
many obstacles keeping a project from running perfectly smooth. As I watched my superintendents
work out issues with subcontractors and figure out new ways to complete a task or make a deadline, I
learned it’s very important to be able to accept that there is more than one way to do something and
that the original plan may not always work, and something may need to change.

Q: How would you describe Nauset’s company culture?
A: I would describe the culture of Nauset as very collaborative, everyone really seems to want to work
with one another and they enjoy doing their jobs coherently. The employees I worked with whether that
was my group in the field or those who work in the office, were always pleasant to be around and made
me feel welcome and comfortable.

Q: Would you recommend the Nauset co-op program to a friend?
A: I would, I think something that stands out to me is that even though I am not an engineering major, I
was able to pull many valuable aspects of the industry from this job and important qualities to have, for
example having good communication with the subcontractors is crucial to making progress and making
sure everyone is working as one on the project.