I became interested in construction because my step-dad is a general contractor that builds large custom homes. My first two summers of college, I worked as a laborer. I enjoyed that work, but my goal is to work for a big company doing large scale residential work.
“I want to use my education to build a successful career with financial freedom so I can use my free time doing what I love: fly fishing, snowboarding, and hiking with my dog.”
My professors at SNC have helped give me the tools I need. “Managerial Accounting” applies directly to construction management, dealing with change orders, accounts payable, and even pre-construction bids. “Leadership in a Global Environment” gave me a better understanding of what makes a business’s culture successful. The group projects I worked on in “Land, Labor, and Capital” (my first class at SNC with Kendra Wong and Rick Norrington) helped me develop my management skills.
My biggest challenge while at SNC has been finding and internship that will lead directly to a career after graduation. In May of my junior year, I was hired on as an intern with CORE Construction. I was assigned to the Lander Country Courthouse and Administration Complex, and will soon be starting on phase 1 of the Battle Mountain General Hospital. After graduation I will be continuing with CORE as an assistant project manager.
I was lucky enough to get started on my ideal career path, and I don’t plan on stopping!