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  • Major BA Construction Management
  • Work history Estimator & Project Manager at Martin Marietta

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

In my current position, no day is the same. Everyday has different challenges and solutions. One compelling thing about Martin Marietta is we work on small driveways and state highways, and everything in-between. My job starts when a customer contacts Martin Marietta wanting work done. I will typically go out and look at the area or download site plans to take measurements. After that is completed, I will send our proposal to the customer. When the work is awarded, I then set up jobs and communicate between my co-workers and the customer of when and what work needs to be completed. I am the contact throughout the project. I will meet with customers before, during and after the work to ensure they are getting the best product. Once the work is completed, I am responsible to invoice the work and make sure we receive the payments from the customer and pay our vendors.

The four years I spent at CMU prepared me for my career in many ways. Being in the construction management program, it was important to think of the unwritten and be self-motivated. Being at a smaller university like CMU, I was able to build strong relationships with professors and many of the students in the program which has helped me to network in the industry.

What your transition like from being a student to your current career position?

I was fortunate enough to take a job with a company I interned with while I was a student at CMU which made the transition extremely rewarding. For me personally, school became a routine, and in my career every day is different which has challenged me to be critical of my own work.

What do you think set you apart from the other applicants for your current position?

What I believe set me apart from other applicants was my experience. I had three different internships throughout my time at CMU which allowed me to experience diverse projects and companies in Colorado. Having these opportunities allowed me to apply my coursework to “real-world” scenarios, so when it came time to interview I was confident talking with professionals in the industry.

What advice would you give to incoming college students?

Take advantage of all the opportunities CMU has to offer. From social events to the career center workshops, the time you spend at CMU will build you up to be the person you are once you graduate.

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Published 3/21/2018

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