After graduating high school in northwestern Ohio, I decided to attended The Ohio State University. While taking classes I participated in various co-operative education programs with architectural and construction firms so that I could gain experience in two different aspects of the architectural, engineering, and construction industry.
WHY A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION?
I was attracted to the industry because of the nature of how buildings affect our everyday life, the pride in craft and workmanship that can be felt for years to come after you've build a physical building for people. I also enjoy the technical aspects and challenges that come with building construction.
ADVICE FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING CONSTRUCTION?
- Be deliberate in pursing a projected career path while in school
- Find your passion for building
- Pursue a career, not just a company
- Seek employment with a company that fits your desired culture. It's just as much about them hiring you as it is about you selecting them!