In addition to the content they shared, these guest speakers brought a passion for the construction industry and personal experiences from their own careers.
On Saturday, April 16, the American Society of Professional Estimators did an amazing job of hosting a half-day 11th Hour Bid Simulation. Students enjoyed the rush of subcontractor bids, addendums and good-spirited competition. ASPE had a dozen professionals on hand from Tucson and Phoenix to assist.
Of the 38 students graduating this school year, 33 percent have or are seeking job offers in the construction industry. Regularly I am receiving phone calls and emails from companies and alumni who are interested in finding out about the CEM emphasis and how they can advertise an internship or full-time position. It is encouraging to see an increasing number of firms engaging with us. I enjoy helping industry find a student who is the right fit for an opening. I also enjoy advising students about courses, scholarships, professional development and career options in construction.