Following a long tradition of hiring outstanding Rochester Institute of Technology graduates, MRB Group recently announced the addition of Alyssa Benjamin to its team of Civil Engineers. The position was offered to Benjamin after she completed a Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) arrangement.
MRB Group is a Rochester-based consulting firm specializing in engineering and architecture. Serving primarily municipalities, MRB Group’s more than 50 team members include experts in infrastructure, water, wastewater, site development, planning, and municipal operations.
MRB Group President Ryan T. Colvin, P.E., said, “Alyssa’s impressive success at RIT certainly caught our attention, but it was her performance as a co-op that convinced us that she is a perfect fit at MRB Group.”
Benjamin agreed that the firm’s focus was attractive. “I looked at many firms over the last year. I talked with my professors and with peers. After a five month experience with MRB Group, I decided that this is where I want to be. MRB Group offers the best opportunity to learn and advance,” she said.
“During my co-op, MRB Group provided hands-on experience and exposure to the design side of engineering. As an employee, they continue to give me the flexibility to explore new directions,” she added.
According to Colvin, innovation is welcomed at MRB Group. The firm recruits talented students with diverse interests. “We give new engineers the ability to bring fresh ideas and creativity to projects, under the supervision of experienced professionals,” Colvin stated.
Benjamin graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology. Her focus was in the areas of structural analysis, land development, and water and wastewater treatment.
“I look forward to continuing to work as a Civil Engineer with the MRB Group team,” Benjamin said. “We are fortunate that Alyssa chose us to launch her career,” Colvin stated. “Moving from student co-op to full-time employee, she has already proven she is an invaluable asset to our clients,” he concluded.