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#Duckumentary - Hannah O'Brien

For this week’s #duckumentary, we hear from Graphic Design Intern, Hannah O'Brien!

For the last day of Pride Month the EDA Family is happy to continue learning and hearing from our family members in the LGBTQ+ community!

Hannah talks about her experience joining the construction industry and how EDA continues to set ourselves apart with our unique, human-first approach to work.

What brought you to the construction industry?

After working in the financial services industry right out of college I was looking to enter graphic design again and it seemed like EDA was a perfect fit. From my very first interview it seemed like [the team and I] had a real sense of comradery among us already.


What was your reaction to seeing EDA’s emphasis on culture?

Realistically, I did not expect to see so much emphasis on cultivating the work culture from a construction company. Everyone was very adamant about making sure I knew that EDA sets themselves apart from the competition and are paving their own path as a construction company. When you’re first joining that’s nice to hear, but after being here for three months, I can still honestly say that EDA’s commitment to culture runs deep.


How is EDA's culture compared to that of your previous workplaces?

EDA wants to work with the most authentic version of yourself, other companies it can seem like they pick you apart and are only focused on how you can help them. Working at EDA I have noticed they seem to equally focus on how they can help you, too.


What is your favorite EDA value?

It has been apparent since working here that #LivingProactively is on display all the time at EDA and is a huge part of being able to cultivate an inclusive environment. The EDA Family embraces you as you are and helps you maintain a growth mindset.