With CISL’s Career English program, students attend English classes at CISL and improve their language skills. Students then interview with an American company and are placed in a host company where they practice their English skills in a business setting (and learn many things about an industry).
We interviewed Anthony G. Cutri who is the Principal/Partner Architect of his firm Martinez + Cutri Corporation. Over the last few years, Martinez + Cutri Corporation has hosted numerous CISL interns (so far, they’ve taken students from Germany, Switzerland, and Russia). Let’s learn a little about this wonderful company and how they work with CISL students!
Could you please provide a brief description of your company?
We are a full service architecture/urban design firm, we make buildings – from low/midrise to high rise building. We design schools, hotels, high density mixed use housing amongst other building types.
How long have you been taking interns with CISL?
About 18 months
What are some of the qualifications or qualities you look for in an intern?
A good portfolio and resume along with an in person interview.
What are the typical duties for a CISL student who is “working” at your company?
We try to have them get experience in most of the tasks in the office from drafting and design to job site visits and everything in between.
What are the advantages of having an international student in the workplace?
It is very helpful for us at M+C to know how the practice of architecture works in other countries.
Thank you to the Martinez + Cutri Corporation for providing such a wonderful environment for our students!
To learn more about CISL’s Career English program, contact CISL.
All photos are from Martinez + Cutri.