August 19, 2010

Student Profile: Eamonn Murphy

Associate in Construction Project Management
College of Professional and Continuing Education

What did you enjoy most about your program?

I really enjoyed learning about construction scheduling and AutoCAD. As a carpenter, I am very familiar with the construction job site. It was fun to learn how to use these programs and incorporate them into my daily work. Reading plans and adhering to the schedule is part of my current job routine but these classes took my understanding of these programs to a new level.

What was your most memorable college experience?

My most memorable experience in the classroom was working alongside my fellow classmates. We all shared a common goal of achieving a college degree while maintaining our daily lives. It got to be stressful at times trying to juggle everything, but we encouraged each other to accomplish the tasks at hand.

My most memorable experience outside the classroom was attending the annual award ceremony. I was honored to be recognized as an outstanding student and share the experience with my wife Emily. Wentworth has tremendous pride, particularly with its students, and it showed that night!

What is the most important thing you learned at Wentworth - what's your biggest takeaway?

My education at Wentworth is invaluable. The College of Professional and Continuing Education has provided me an opportunity to achieve a quality education while maintaining my family and work life. I know that The Arioch Center will be there to provide continuing education as I advance my career. It is a great asset for the adult student.

What are your future plans?

I will be continuing my education at Wentworth through the College of Professional and Continuing Education. I plan on earning a bachelor's degree in project management. I also hope to advance my career in construction using my current degree.

What is your reaction to graduating from college?

I am excited, relieved, and honored to be graduating from Wentworth. It has been two years of coordinating work life, family life, and student life. Starting this September, I get to do it all over again! I am looking forward to it though, and I hope it shows my kids that nothing should stand in the way of a quality education.

 Additional reflections...

I was part of the first group of students to enroll in the carpenters program through the College of Professional and Continuing Education. This program took intuitiveness, communication, perseverance, and an open mind on behalf of the students, professors, and administrative staff to make this succeed. Wentworth is adapting to create a positive environment for learning and I was proud to be a part of the experience.

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