Being a recent college grad can be an overwhelming experience, but having a degree like construction management can lead to a direct career path that offers financial stability and room for growth. Sundt Project Engineer Dominic Nelson and Field Engineer Daniel Kovach chimed in with their thoughts on the value of their construction management degrees.
Construction management degrees allow individuals the opportunity to explore multiple aspects of the building process.
“I have always been fascinated with architecture and design, but knew that I wanted to be more hands on in the process of building, so I decided to try out construction management. I enjoy the business and engineering sides that a degree in construction management allows you to experience without locking you into a certain avenue of design or business,” said Dominic.
“After researching the industry and the many different routes I could take, I decided I wanted to learn more about the construction side rather than the business side,” Daniel noted.
What was their take on how the construction management degree prepared them for their roles at Sundt?
“Classes that helped me included Small Business Management, Leadership Cohort, and my Senior Capstone Project. Each of these classes, while different, taught core values behind being an effective leader, communicator, and business developer/entrepreneur,” Dominic stated on his personal experience.
“I took all kinds of classes to help prepare me for this role with Sundt and I really credit that to the Construction Program at CSU. I took estimating classes, schedule classes, CAD design classes, MEP classes, and many others,” added Daniel.
Are you a construction management student? Sundt recruits aspiring young professionals through its College Connection Center. If you are interested in working at Sundt contact Mike Morales or follow us on our Sundt College Connections LinkedIn page.