Internships

Careers

The Department of Building Construction graduates go on to rewarding careers. Industry partners and alumni continually support the department through advisory boards and active participation in our career fairs. Our graduates experience a high placement rate due to this support. BC students are academically ready for their new profession and most have participated in several internships by their graduation date.

  

Internships

Our students obtain internships with general contractors, specialty contractors, engineering firms, design-build firms, and other construction related businesses. The positions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Office Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Expeditor
  • Construction Manager/Superintendent
  • Project Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Estimator
  • Project Executive
  • Field Operations Manager 

Students typically start out as an assistant to these roles and eventually work into the full role with experience.

 

Career Fairs

To obtain an internship or full-time employment, students are strongly encouraged to attend the

Myers-Lawson School Career Fair 

held every fall and spring. Students can also visit the following resources for more internship opportunities 

Internships.com-Virginia Tech

Hokies4Hire

Employers are encouraged to contact Renee' Ryan renee.ryan@vt.edu to learn of opportunities to recruit students.

 

Post Graduation Reports

Note that "placement" is the term used in federal reporting requirements. Career centers typically do not use the term "placement" because this implies an action taken on a student's behalf by someone else who controls decision-making. Employment decisions and graduate school admission decisions are not controlled by career centers. Please note date of data collection as frequently students do not retake the assessment after accepting a job. For more information, please visit the Post Graduate Survey and Report website

2015-2016 Graduation Report

2014-2015 Graduation Report

2013-2014 Graduation Report

2012-2013 Graduation Report

2011-2012 Graduation Report

2010-2011 Graduation Report

2009-2010 Graduation Report

2008-2009 Graduation Report

2007-2008 Graduation Report