CIM Faculty/Staff Member
Dr. Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, Program Coordinator, New Jersey Institute of Technology
School: New Jersey Institute of Technology
What interesting projects have your students been involved with during this last school year?
CIM students were involved with so many projects. Some examples are:
- The students started an ACI Student Chapter at NJIT.
- They participated in the pervious concrete workshop run by PCA and were certified.
- The students participated in high school visits to promote the CIM program.
- They were Involved in concrete-related projects to help communities in the United States and abroad.
Why should incoming students consider CIM as a major course of study?
CIM is the best available concrete-related program. It not only teaches about concrete, but business management as well. CIM students learn so many hands-on concrete applications and they practice them by themselves, unlike other programs that teach only in the class. CIM students also get the chance to attend conferences, field visits, workshops and meet other people in the industry.
Can you describe the different career paths that graduates of the CIM program can take?
CIM graduates work in so many concrete-related careers including production, management, construction, research, laboratories, sales and marketing. This variety gives the CIM program a great advantage over other programs.
What is unique about the graduates of the CIM program?
I could not find better words than what one of the recent NJIT CIM graduates said and I quote – “the CIM program has not only broadened my knowledge in every aspect of the concrete industry, but also in the general construction business as well. The curriculum is designed to prepare its students to not only understand the building materials, but how to market and sell it to the masses as well as effectively run any concrete operation.”
What are your thoughts about the partnership between CIM and its patrons?
The partnership between CIM and its patrons is essential for the program’s success. Each partner plays a great role to keep the program in the lead. The role of the institutions is to prepare future concrete leaders through teaching and enhancing the student’s knowledge about concrete and management. The role of the local patrons is to provide the necessary tools and support for this mission.
What is your vision for the CIM program?
The way the CIM program has been progressing over the last few years leads me to say that I have no doubt that this is one of the most successful concrete programs in the United States. I expect that it will keep attracting more students and institutions. This will lead to an expansion of the program in the United States and abroad.