purdueboilermakers.jpgI 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.

Internship Director, Purdue University

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sm_student_comp_logo.JPGNow 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:

Commercial Division
First Place: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Second Place: California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Design-Build Division
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

northernmichigan.jpgJob 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.

wisconsinbadgers.JPGThe Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison is holding two two-day courses on construction management topics in late march.

“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.

msuspartans.JPGMichigan 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/.

wisconsinbadgers.JPGMany 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

           

 

RANKING TOP UNDERGRADUATE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM BY RECRUITER INTEREST PER GRADUATE

 

         

 

NATIONAL RANKING INSTITUTION/SPONSOR/PROGRAM BS GRADS NO. OF ORGS. RECRUITING RECRUITING TEAMS PER GRADUATES

 

1 Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State U., Blacksburg 25 128 5.12

 

2 North Dakota State U., Fargo 24 93 3.875

 

3 California State Polytechnic U., San Luis Obispo (Arch) (ConM) 60 200 3.333

 

4 Florida International U., Miami 44 100 2.273

 

5 North Carolina State U., Raleigh 40 90 2.25

 

6 Purdue U. Calumet, Hammond, Ind. 19 40 2.105

 

7 California State U., Sacramento (CofE) (ConM) 19 40 2.105

 

8 U. of Nevada, Las Vegas 5 10 2

 

9 U. of New Mexico, Albuquerque 3 6 2

 

10 Alfred State College, Alfred, N.Y. 10 20 2

 

11 U. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg 22 40 1.818

 

12 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 25 45 1.8

 

13 U. of Florida, Gainesville 130 205 1.577

 

14 U. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 28 44 1.571

 

15 Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wis. 16 25 1.563

 

16 Roger Williams U., Bristol, R.I. 9 14 1.556

 

17 Central Connecticut State U., New Britain 26 40 1.538

 

18 U. of Arkansas, Little Rock 16 24 1.5

 

19 Purdue U., West Lafayette, Ind. (CofE) (ConE and M) 156 225 1.442

 

20 Purdue U., West Lafayette, Ind. (CofTech) (ConM) 29 40 1.379

 

21 U. of Nebraska, Lincoln 53 73 1.377

 

22 U. of Maine, Orono 15 20 1.333

 

23 California State Polytechnic U., Pomona (CofE) (ConE) 26 34 1.308

 

24 Murray State U., Murray, Ky. 4 5 1.25

 

25 Kansas State U., Manhattan 40 48 1.2

 

26 Michigan State U., East Lansing 64 75 1.172

 

27 Arizona State U., Tempe 46 52 1.13

 

28 Boise State U., Boise, Idaho 18 20 1.111

 

29 U. of Oklahoma, Norman (Arch) (ConScience) 32 35 1.094

 

30 Clemson U., Clemson, S.C. 54 58 1.074

 

31 Bradley University, Peoria, Ill. 29 31 1.069

 

32 Oregon State U., Corvallis 43 45 1.047

 

33 Iowa State U., Ames 59 60 1.017

 

34 Texas Tech U., Lubbock (CofE) (ConE) 20 20 1

 

35 U. of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie 50 50 1

 

36 Wentworth Institute of Tech., Boston, Mass. 40 40 1

 

37 Auburn U., Auburn, Ala. 77 77 1

 

38 Colorado State U., Fort Collins 120 120 1

 

39 Ferris State U., Big Rapids., Mich. 40 40 1

 

40 Louisiana State U., Baton Rouge 86 85 0.988

 

41 U. of Southern California, Los Angeles 51 50 0.98

 

42 U. of Wisconsin, Platteville 51 50 0.98

 

43 Temple U., Philadelphia, Pa. 16 15 0.938

 

44 Washington State U., Pullman 39 36 0.923

 

45 Indiana State U., Terre Haute 22 20 0.909

 

46 California State U., Chico (CofE) (ConM) 93 80 0.86

 

47 Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti 35 30 0.857

 

48 Oklahoma State U., Stillwater (CofE) (ConM) 44 35 0.795

 

49 U. of Washington, Seattle 51 40 0.784

 

50 U. of Nebraska, Omaha 26 20 0.769

 

51 East Tennessee State U., Johnson City 19 14 0.737

 

52 Texas A&M U., College Station (Arch) (ConScience) 154 110 0.714

 

53 Penn. State Harrisburg 34 24 0.706

 

54 Central Washington U., Ellensburg 30 20 0.667

 

55 U. of North Florida, Jacksonville 30 20 0.667

 

56 Georgia Southern U., Statesboro 37 24 0.649

 

57 Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis 50 30 0.6

 

58 Pennsylvania College of Tech., Williamsport 19 10 0.526

 

59 Southwest Texas State U., San Marcos (CofScience) (ConE) 20 10 0.5

 

60 New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark 20 10 0.5

 

61 Bowling Green State U., Bowling Green, Ohio 40 20 0.5

 

62 Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff 40 20 0.5

 

63 Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah 117 53 0.453

 

64 Northern Kentucky U., Highland Heights 45 20 0.444

 

65 John Brown U., Siloam Springs, Ark. 7 3 0.429

 

66 Montana State U., Bozeman 54 23 0.426

 

67 Illinois State U., Normal 48 20 0.417

 

68 Tuskegee U., Tuskegee, Ala. 5 2 0.4

 

69 Central Missouri State U., Warrensburg 25 10 0.4

 

70 U. of Wisconsin, Madison 50 20 0.4

 

71 U. of Nebraska, Kearney 24 9 0.375

 

72 Minnesota State U., Moorhead 27 10 0.37

 

73 East Carolina U., Greenville, N.C. 96 35 0.365

 

74 South Dakota State U., Brookings 22 8 0.364

 

75 Southern Polytechnic State U., Marietta, Ga. 56 20 0.357

 

76 Pittsburg State U., Pittsburg, Kan. 43 15 0.349

 

77 California State University, Long Beach (CofE) (ConE&M) 41 13 0.317

 

78 Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville 19 6 0.316

 

79 U. of Louisiana, Monroe 35 11 0.314

 

80 Minnesota State U., Mankato 32 10 0.313

 

81 U. of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne 10 3 0.3

 

82 U. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls 16 4 0.25

 

83 Eastern Kentucky U., Richmond 25 4 0.16

 

NA State U. of New York, Syracuse 16 NA NA

 

NA Fairleigh Dickinson U., Teaneck, N.J. 13 NA NA

 

NA Southwest Missouri State U., Springfield 12 NA NA

 

NA U. of Denver, Denver, Colo. 25 NA NA

 

         

 

         

 

Base data (List of Schools, BS Graduates Per School, and Recruiting Organizations Per School) were taken from a 10/29/2001 Engineering News Record (ENR) Article entitled “The Nation’s C-Schools” By David B. Rosenbaum, Debra K. Rubin with Mary B. Powers