Program: BS in Building Construction Management
Employer: Town of Needham
Job Title: Crafts Worker
Resides: North Attleboro, MA
What was your motivation for earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management?
I earned a bachelor’s degree in history at UMass Amherst, but after graduating I became interested in the construction field. The combination of challenging economic times, coupled with my lack of professional experience in construction, however, made it difficult to find a job. So I believe that earning degree in construction management will be the best way to break into the field.
Why did you decide on Wentworth Institute of Technology?
I learned through research that Wentworth has a great reputation in the construction industry. Wentworth alumni also have a track record of landing good jobs quickly after graduation. In addition, the location and flexibility Wentworth provides to working adults were very appealing to me.
Please describe the learning experience at Wentworth.
The instructors are always able to relate classroom concepts to the field, which I find to be extremely helpful. I also find it interesting to learn through several different ways, including class lectures, the textbook, and discussions with classmates both in class and online.