Summer Interns Bring a Lot of Experience

Wrangling vacuum hoses on a Toledo residential street. The summer team reviews data to see where traffic hasn’t been counted for a while and works to get that information updated. Data is collected for 48 hours and then the counters are retrieved and the information uploaded to an interactive map.

Every summer TMACOG hires two interns to collect traffic counts to keep the data sets as current as possible. This year’s pair are both post-grads in geography and planning looking for full-time jobs in their fields.

Panini Amin Chowdhury graduated with his master’s in geography and planning from the University of Toledo in June. He has internship experience in public and paratransit transportation, community planning, and transportation infrastructure. In his home country of Bangladesh, he worked for the World Bank as a transportation facilitator and was also a lecturer at his undergraduate institution. He has focused on geography and planning because he enjoys bringing technical skills together with serving people. He’s looking at both government and the private sector for future work.

Aaron Weber is wrapping up his first year of master’s study at the University of Toledo and will graduate in June 2019. His undergraduate degree is in marketing and business but he became interested in geography and planning when he took an elective class. After picking up a few more classes as an undergraduate he decided to pursue his master’s. He’s particularly interested in transportation planning and urban planning and he’s looking for a career, preferably on the government side, in a sprawling city where he can make a difference. Weber is an Ohio native who went to high school at Sylvania Northview.

Panini Amin Chowdhury and Aaron Weber, 2018 traffic counting interns.


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