Construction Management is a major in high demand. It gives you a chance to see what it takes to build a project and give you a sense of accomplishment. At the end of the day, you can say you built this high-rise or bridge. It’s a really good feeling.
Taylor Wetli
Building Construction Management

Taylor Wetli

Building Construction Management

What was something unique about one of your summer internships?

At an internship with Jay-Reece Contractors in Austin, Texas, we got to work on a bridge for Union Pacific which was collapsing due to flooding. We had cranes out on the water. In the office, I worked in the estimating department, looking at plans and seeing what resources we’d need to build the project. In the field, I was an assistant to the superintendent, learning everything he did to manage the crews and materials for the construction site. We were there, firsthand, making a difference.

Can you share with us a little bit about your study abroad experience?

Last spring, I studied abroad in Italy. It was a 3-credit Purdue course. I was able to go there, visit Rome, the Vatican, and Venice. I got to learn more about the culture and the construction process as a whole. It has definitely made me realize I need to learn more about Europe, Asia, and other countries. They think in a different way. It makes you realize you can attack problems in different ways, solve them differently, and expand your knowledge.

Have questions? Email me at wetli1@purdue.edu
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