According to U.S. employment projections, as overall construction activity increases over the coming decade (2012 - 2022), employment of construction managers and specialists are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
Those with a bachelor's degree in construction science, construction management, or construction/civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have excellent job prospects. The Department of Building Construction has seen 100% job placement by our graduates for the last 5 years.
Students and graduates are obtaining internships and jobs in various traditional CM positions such as Field Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators and Field Superintendents. Students are also obtaining jobs in development, real estate, IT and others. Median starting salary for BC graduates is $60,000.
The Building Construction Department, in conjunction with the Myers Lawson School of Construction, sponsors two Construction Career Fairs annually. One is held during the fall semester, the other in the spring semester. The Construction Internship and Career Fair provides the construction industry the opportunity to meet students for career employment, summer internships, and co-op opportunities. BC students are highly sought after by these companies and this is realized in our placement data.
Twice a year, in conjunction with the career fairs, students submit their resumes for internship, co-op, and graduate hire consideration. These resumes are assembled into electronic PDF files and made accessible or distributed to companies attending the career fairs.
Prior to the career fair and the collection of resumes, resume writing and career fair protocol workshops are provided by the department to aid students and help them prepare professionally. Companies find this list of resumes to be of extreme value, often using these to pre-set interviews prior to coming to campus.