Alex Welbig

Alex Welbig

Department: Civil

Position: Engineering Intern

Location: Sioux Falls, SD


What would be the most amazing adventure to go on? The most amazing adventure to go on would be to go on a motorcycle ride with my wife around the United States. I have been to the Rockies and down the west coast, which I would love to do all over again, so spending more time throughout the U.S. would be amazing.
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now? I grew up on a farm, and I always believed that working as an engineer in a city was similar in a way. Farmers manage and organize livestock, harvest, equipment, feed, etc. While an engineer designs and administers the underground layout of utilities as well as the road. These two professions are extremely humbling in the fact that you have to work extremely hard on every project while receiving little recognition for the amazing product that is created.
What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you are good at it? I am pretty talented at playing video games. I played football, baseball, and basketball all while growing up, so I am extremely competitive. Although, since I am no longer playing those sports everyday like I used to, my cousin and I enjoy channeling our competitiveness into video games and softball now that we are older.
What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? “Trifecta” – This chapter of my life can be summed up by three major events. First, I received LASIK PRK recently that was one of the best decisions of my life. I started wearing glasses/contacts when I was in second grade, and never imagined a life without them. Although, here I am without them and I couldn’t be happier. Second, my wife and I bought a house in Lennox not long ago. We are already excited to begin our first home project. Best for last, my wife and I are expecting our first child in March 2020. There is something about having a child that overwhelms me with excitement for the memories to come.
What food do you crave most often? Pizza. No other food compares to pizza. I enjoy it at any point in the day.
If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what event would you choose? I would love to have a full video of my wedding day. There were so many things happening at once, that it was hard to even focus on the moment. It was a perfect day with my wife, and I wish I could relive it! The day went by so fast, and I had so many conversations that I want to hear again. Every moment of that day was special.