Thirty-six firms attended the Spring 2017 Construction Management Career Fair February 9 in the Bone Student Center.
Before the Career Fair, a luncheon was held for the industry recruiters, construction management faculty, and the Construction Management Student Association officers in the seven affiliated student chapter organizations: Associated General Contractors, GreenFluence Student Chapter, Habitat for Humanity, Illinois Proactive Officials Conference, Mechanical Contractors Association Student Chapter, National Association of Homebuilders, and the National Electrical Contractors Association Student Chapter.
“The students coming out of the (construction management) program are employed by graduation. It’s a great program!” said senior Nick DiGioia. DiGioia knows this from personal experience as he recently accepted a full-time construction management position starting in May 2017.
One recruiter said, “ISU’s construction management students and graduates have the excellent Midwest work ethic that keeps us coming back to ISU to recruit.”
The majority of the recruiters attending the Construction Management Career Fair were Redbird construction management alumni searching for interns and new hires. Erin Collins ’15, of Executive Construction, came back looking for assistant project managers and project manager interns. Jonathan Ribskis ’07 is in his third year recruiting at Illinois State University for Builtech Services LLC. Brianna Huss, a construction management student intern, came with Josh Martin ’05 to represent Stark Excavating Inc. Joe Murray ’13 and Jarrod Lichty ’12 have attended the Fall and Spring Construction Management Career Fairs for several years for Bulley and Andrews.
Murray said, “Want more kids from ISU!” Jarrod Lichty ’12 added, “It’s nice to hire other ISU construction alums.”
The construction management program knows experience beyond the classroom is vital to student learning and career development. To promote excellence and to better serve the construction industry, our Industry Partnership Program makes funding support more effective for all stakeholders. Friends of the construction management program partner with us by donating for the academic year to support our activities, such as the student competition teams, student professional chapters, field trips, undergraduate research projects, career fairs, Homecoming float, industry advisory board meetings, and the annual alumni and industry golf outing. We appreciate our Industry Partners. Their continued support makes everything we do possible.