Video Transcript – Major in Construction Management
I moved to Boise back in 2007 to pursue construction management. Graduating out of the program if you choose to become a bridge builder, or a home builder, or a commercial construction company you have the tools in your bag to be able to go into any one of those and thrive and succeed.
When I went to college I couldn’t figure out exactly what I wanted to do. I went into construction management so I could solve problems and build big meaningful projects.
Ever since I was little I liked tinkering with things, building things, and this is just doing that on a large scale. Construction management really was technology engineering and business all rolled into one and I really felt like it was a good fit for me.
And once I saw the construction management grid it’s almost like my everything changed. I go to class and I’m actually happy to go to class and I’m actually excited to learn what I’m learning about, versus the other major that I was in where I was just doing it just to do something that would pay well.
In the 10 years that I’ve been out of school, graduating in 2009, that hundred percent job placement, is still there. It’s grown significantly and the starting wages are upwards of $60,000 a year.
So I actually have a job offer that I’ve accepted with a subcontractor so going into my senior year I know I already have a job that day I graduate.
In construction you’re not stuck to one job. If you decide at a later date that you want to switch departments it’s easy to go from project engineering to field engineering and you’re not limited by what you can do.
One of the cool things about working in
construction is you’re able to come out and see the projects. You don’t have to sit in an office all day. You get to go out and manage what you what you bid and what you’re trying to build and you get it be hands-on with the job not just behind the scenes.
Though it’s really a rewarding industry to be a part of and you will grow in it if you put the time and effort and work ethic to move yourself forward.
You get to see a project from start to finish you get to see it from an idea to where it’s an actual building that’s going to be there for 50 years and it’s just a really cool process to be a part of.