LIS plays a Major Role in ASCE Competition at UT Martin 


Two members from the L.I. Smith and Associates surveying team, Aj Maxwell and Tyler LaPointe, were invited to visit the University of Tennessee at Martin campus in early December.   

In preparation for the annual Mid-South American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Symposium surveying competition, Maxwell and LaPointe spent two days setting up a control network. This consisted of 10 metal pins being physically placed into the campus grounds at various locations. Each of the metal pens have a GPS coordinate and elevation assigned to them.   

The competition will be held April 4-6 at the UT Martin campus, and the work conducted by Maxwell and LaPointe is vital to the competition for the students. 13 ASCE Student Chapters from the Mid-South Conference Region will attend the competition. Aside from students using these pens during the ASCE competition in April 2024, UT Martin surveying students and campus staff can use them throughout the following years to collect data. The data collected throughout the years will show changes in elevation of the land and other various characteristics.   

The work LIS has done with UT Martin thus far came into fruition from LIS employee Aj Maxwell, Land Surveyor in Training, having the desire to give back to his alma mater in a professional way that other land surveying students could benefit from. LIS has 10 other employees on staff that are UT Martin alumni and 1 full-time staff member that is currently a student. LIS also currently has an intern who just graduated from UT Martin in December.   

“As a UT Martin alumna myself, and with 10 other alumni on staff as well, this is an amazing opportunity to partner with a local higher education institution that several of us came from. It feels like we’re giving back to UT Martin and we enjoy aiding in providing academic resources for future students as well.”, added Ashley Horn, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at LIS.

Business Administration Intern (High School) 

Business Administration Intern (High School)

L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is searching for a creative, detailed oriented Business Administration Intern. The ideal candidate is professional in communication and appearance, a team player, and eager to learn the marketing and business fields. This position is available for high school juniors and seniors for the duration of one semester. There is potential for the internship to be lengthened depending on performance. The internship is available at our Paris office.  

This internship provides the opportunity for a high school student to gain hands-on experience in administrative and marketing functions within a professional environment. As the Intern, you will work closely with the administrative team and provide essential support to ensure organizational success. You will be responsible for developing marketing materials, data entry, filing, research, and general administration duties. 


$12 per hour 


  • Assist with staff relations efforts, including but not limited to writing email copy and developing graphics for industry holidays and company events 
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and projects, demonstrating a proactive and detail-oriented approach  
  • Create marketing materials such as videos, press releases, and print collateral  
  • Conduct market research, creating a baseline for future marketing initiatives and strategies 
  • Assist with the organization of company documents and files within departments 
  • Compile and build presentation materials to support projects, showcase new initiatives, report data findings, and other related information. 
  • Whenever required, assist and help the staff members with specialized projects 
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as assigned 


  • High school junior or senior
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) 
  • Working experience or classroom experience in the marketing, advertising, or business fields 
  • Time management, prioritizing tasks, and organizational skills are a must 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group 

To be considered, applicants must submit the following to

  • Resume
  • Samples of work

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