School: Middle Tennessee State University
Graduation Date: May 2017
“The CIM alumni association at MTSU does a great job of staying connected with current students. I truly admire these people because they turned around and help the next one in line. I will also do the same and help anyone in the CIM program if I can.”
Who is your current employer and where are they located?
I currently work for Cemex in Ocala, Florida.
When did you start your current job, what is your position and what are your job responsibilities?
I started with Cemex on May 15, 2017. I am a management trainee learning ready mix plant operations, dispatching and sales.
Why did you choose this position and company?
I had always heard about Cemex in my classes at MTSU and I knew that I wanted to start my career with a reputable company. I also liked the fact that Cemex has a training program with a curriculum that was easy to follow. I like the curriculum, because I can check and update my status in the management trainee program.
Why did you choose to attend MTSU?
I heard about the CIM program from my brother who also attends MTSU. I couldn’t believe the job opportunities and the hands-on training that the CIM program provides and immediately enrolled. I saw a career path that would constantly be in demand and an ability to have an impact on my local region through concrete construction.
How did CIM prepare you for working in the concrete industry?
The CIM program got me hands-on training with labs as well as volunteer pours around campus. We would also hit the books in the classroom and then be able to apply that knowledge to our internships and jobs. The CIM program did a great job of providing real world experiences throughout the semester.
What advice would you give to someone considering entering the CIM program?
I would tell them to learn as much as you can and ask as many questions as you can think of. Doors will open and your future will be in your hands.
What is something you’ve learned from the program that has stuck with you even after graduating?
The CIM alumni association at MTSU does a great job of staying connected with current students. I truly admire these people because they turned around and help the next one in line. I will also do the same and help anyone in the CIM program if I can.