Internships and Full-Time Jobs
CEM is working on addressing workforce development for the construction industry, in heavy civil and building construction.
Undergraduate students are finding internships at companies like the Army Corp of Engineers, Bechtel, Brassfield & Gorie, DPR, Granite, Hayden, Hensel Phelps, McCarthy, PCL, Sundt, The Ryan Companies, Toll Brothers, Trumble and Whiting Turner.
Our graduating seniors are finding full-time employment in construction at companies like Black & Veatch, Hensel Phelps, PCL, Sundt and Turner
One of our students, Ana Rapallo-Padilla, is currently interning with Sundt on the I-10/Ina Road Interchange project. Ana is learning first-hand how a Construction Manager At Risk, or CMAR, project is delivered. She has helped prepare a storm water pollution prevention plan and much more.
Ana said, "I knew that being able to work for a company like this would be both a challenge and a reward – a challenge because I strive to better myself every day to produce the quality of work that is generated at Sundt, and a reward because after this internship, I knew I would learn invaluable experience from on-site field and office work in my area of interest."
This has been an active and gratifying year for CEM. In the coming year, we look forward to expanding our construction course offerings and further developing our DBIA-UA student chapter and design-build competition involvement. Our goal is to make it to the Associate Schools of Construction competition in Reno in February 2018.
We continue to seek donations for CEM from alumni, companies and foundations. Currently these generous gifts are helping to cover the yearly operating expenses. Our goal is to establish a $5 million endowment that will provide sustainable funding for CEM into the future. Your gifts are making an impact on many students' lives. Men and women in the CEM emphasis are learning about interesting and diverse careers in construction through industry professionals, courses, competitions, and internships. The CEM alumni who have graduated in the last couple of years are telling us how rewarding they are finding their construction careers and how grateful they are to have found this path through CEM at UA. Thank you for your generous support and the trust you have placed in us to prepare the next generation of engineers and constructors.
Dean Papajohn, PE, ENV SP, Associate DBIA
Associate Professor of Practice
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics