I came across this job posting for an Internship Director for Purdue’s Construction Engineering and Management Program. A brief excerpt of the job description follows:
Provide the Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) with the experience and knowledge of a veteran engineering and construction professional to: direct the CEM Internship Program; serve the CEM faculty in activities where professional engineering, construction and management experience is a key factor, and teach courses where experience in professional industry practice is essential to the course needs. Responsible for the design, implementation and direction of the CEM Internship Program, including development of new initiatives. Includes development of policies and procedures to govern the operation of the program. Responsible for the development of strategic goals for the program, including both short-term and long-term goals, as well as communicating how goals are to be met.
Now that the ASC Regional Student Competitions are coming to a close. The next step is for the regional winners to head to the national competition in San Antonio. The snippet below from the AGC Website provides an overview of the competition:
“The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) have joined forces to form the Annual ASC-AGC National Student Competition (NSC). The competition is held every spring with competing teams from seven regions comprised of 6 students and 1 coach each. Students from across the country first participate in their Regional Competition. Those that win their division at the region qualify for the National Competition.”
A list of past national winners can be found on the AGC Website here. Per the website, the winners n 2006 were:
First Place: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Second Place: California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
First Place: Arizona State University
Second Place: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Third Place: Clemson University
Heavy Civil Division
First Place: University of Cincinnati
Second Place: Sacramento State University
Third Place: Oklahoma State University
Job fairs are a great place for a students to meet representatives from construction firms, while checking for open internship and full-time positions. This article from a local TV station in Michigan highlights the demand for construction management students at a recent construction management career fair.
“Managing Construction Projects” will be held on March 19 and 20, 2007 and “Controlling Construction Costs” will be held on March 21 and 23, 2007. Go to link above for more details.
Michigan State University is looking for a construction management professor to join their team. The details on the position can be found at this link and below:
PLAN, DSGN, CONST-ANR – SPECIALIST (2 POSITIONS)
Fixed term, 12-month basis, 100% time.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
DUTIES: Teach undergraduate level courses in Construction Management (90%). Participate in department service activities such as advising, curriculum development, institute service activities, and student activities, as well as being active in the professional community and professional organizations (10%). The Construction Management Program has a nationally recognized program that awards an A.C.C.E. accredited baccalaureate degree as well as Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Construction Management. The program currently has 9 full-time faculty positions and approximately 300 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. This position provides exceptional opportunities for individuals who wish to be associated with a first-rate, multi-disciplinary program with rapidly developing research activities. The selected candidate will have unique opportunities to also teach overseas through study abroad programs. Initial term is for 3-years, with potential to renew depending on performance and availability of funds. For further information about the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Construction Management Program, visit the Departmental Web site at http://www.spdc.msu.edu/.
Many construction schools have student-run organizations that provide students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, and fellowship, while learning more about the construction industry. The University of Wisconsin at Madison Construction Club is a good example of a student-run construction club. According to the website,”
In 1997 the Construction Club was established to serve the needs of students in the Construction Engineering and Management program. The primary goal of the Construction Club is to foster contacts between UW engineering students and the design and construction industry. The Construction Club is an umbrella organization for student chapters of AGC (Associated General Contractors), NECA (The National Electrical Contractors Association), and MCAA (The Mechanical Contractors Association of America).
Some of the major activities that students can get involved in include The Construction Club Banquet, Careers in Construction Night, meetings with construction professionals, and the Civil Engineering Department Golf Outing.”
Below you will find a table of the ranking data that was previously only available at a Google Spreadsheet link.
Refer to original link at: inaugural-ranking-of-the-top-undergraduate-construction-schools/
In the next several months, I plan to divide the rankings below into two categories:
1. Size of Program
a. Programs with 30 graduates or more
b. Programs with less than 30 graduates
2. Geographic location according to the seven ASC Regions
a. Northeast Region
b. Southeast Region
c. Great Lakes Region
d. North Central Region
e. South Central Region
f. Rocky Mountain Region
g. Far West Region