Women In Construction Management (WICM) is very active in community service, networking within the industry and providing social outlets to its members. WICM’s community outreach event is Girl Scout Day. The event, usually hosted in the fall, attracts approximately 100 central Indiana Girl Scouts to Purdue and the Building Construction Management Construction Lab to earn their Ms. Fix-It Badge. They must complete eight activities to earn it.
Gene Keady, former Purdue men’s basketball coach, shared his philosophy on leadership with the members of the BCM Construction Advisory Council (CAC) this fall. The Fall 2012 CAC meeting was in the Spurgeon Club in Mackey Arena, and members enjoyed meeting and hearing Coach Keady speak from the floor of the basketball arena.
Keady’s leadership presentation highlighted three principles:
Costa Rica is a beautiful paradise where building construction management students have been given the opportunity to spend a Spring Break while experiencing the culture, construction and a service project. Spring Break 2012 consisted of travel to the Poas Volcano (the second largest crater in the world), La Paz waterfalls and park (where toucans ate out of our hands) and a coffee plantation.
Yi Jiang in China
On September 28, a perfect fall afternoon in West Lafayette, more than 100 construction industry partners participated in the fall Building Construction Management Career Fair. The department and organizers thank all who made it to Mackey Arena for the event.
Career Fair participants: