CIM Student Profile
School: California State University, Chico
Hometown: Yuba City, California
Expected Date of Graduation: May 2015
“By integrating students into the industry, the CIM program gives us plenty of opportunities to work and interact with potential employers. ”
What school are you currently attending and when is your intended graduation date?
I am currently attending California State University, Chico with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015.
Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Yuba City, Calif.
Why did you choose this university and the CIM program?
I chose the university because of the program. There are so many opportunities with the CIM program that the career possibilities are endless. The technical and business combination fits me well. How has the CIM program prepared you for your upcoming graduation and entrance into the business world? By integrating students into the industry, the CIM program gives us plenty of opportunities to work and interact with potential employers. This is unique to the major and is ultimately the building block of a successful future in concrete.
What advice would you give to other current CIM students?
Get involved as much as you can. The program hands you opportunities that almost guarantee you a career, but you have to decide what to do with them. The CIM program works with businesses in providing summer internships.
Have you been able to take advantage of that program or any other special program to develop your industry knowledge?
Last summer I was able to be a part of the Alcatraz Preservation Field School, where my concrete experience first started. This summer I interned at BASF Construction Systems, helping build their sector strategy for stadiums.
Have you been able to interact with the CIM patrons at your school? If so, in what capacity?
The CIM patrons are very much involved in our major and we interact with them through program events and student club activities. They are always so willing to be involved with our program and we are very thankful for that.