Garrett Colvin

Garrett Colvin

Program: MS in Construction Management
Employer: Astrum Solar
Job Title: Solar Consultant
Resides: Medford, MA

Why did you choose Wentworth Institute of Technology to earn your master’s degree?

Wentworth has a great reputation in the region. Through conversations with several people I learned that Wentworth prepares its students very well for successful careers and that the job placement rate of graduates is strong.

How has your education at Wentworth benefited you thus far?

First, I recently received a promotion to Solar Consultant and my decision to return to school certainly had an impact on that. I am also working on a project in my operations class to create a smoother change order process at my company. Once the project is complete I plan to pitch it to my boss and upper management.

Please describe what you like most about the classroom environment?

I love the ability to network with other professionals in the greater Boston construction industry. I’m able to interact with a diverse range of students, from project managers to architects to engineers.

How would you characterize the instructors at Wentworth?

I really value the passion and vast array of knowledge that they bring to the classroom. The instructors really seem to care about what they do and they aren’t just there for the paycheck. Their ability to relate theoretical concepts to industry is also very helpful.

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