What made you decide to choose your specific major?
I chose my major based on the first class in the program, CM100. I found that I enjoyed the material that was being taught and I didn’t feel that I was bored during lectures. After talking with various professors in the CM program, I decided to CODO from exploratory into CM. I would still say this was the best decision I’ve ever made!
What are a couple of your favorite things about your program of study?
One of my favorite things about CM are the professors. They are always so readily available and want to see you succeed. Another aspect I love is the balance between group work and solo assignments. CM recognizes that yes there is individual work but also when in the industry, it is a team effort to get the job done.
What has been one of your favorite class projects?
My favorite class project was my final project in CM200. We were tasked with creating a proposal that included a schedule, estimate, phases, etc. We then compiled it into a presentation and presented it to a panel of judges, who were in the construction industry. This project not only challenged myself and my group, but also was one of the most rewarding experiences. We ended up being the top team of presenters and received extra credit for our presentation!
What other activities are you involved in on campus?
I am involved with Delta Gamma, where I am Vice President of Social Standards. I have also been involved in National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and WITTY Mentors.
What was something unique about one of your summer internships?
Something unique about my summer internship was that I was not only interning on the construction of a Crew Carwash, but also their Headquarters building!
What do you know about your program of study now that you wish someone had told you when you were choosing a major?
I wish someone would have told me how many doors the CM program opens. In the Construction Management program and Polytechnic in general, there are numerous opportunities to network with various companies and individuals. Both the Polytechnic and CM career fairs are opportunities that everyone should take advantage of.
What would be one piece of advice for prospective students or new Purdue students?
One piece of advice would to be to learn from as many people as possible. Purdue has some incredible professors and students with all kinds of background. Learning others’ experiences and what aided them to get to where they are today, are truly amazing stories to hear.