What Can I Do With A Major In Construction Management?
Construction Management is the overall planning and coordination of a construction project from inception to completion. Construction managers participate in the development of the project and oversee the entire operation aiming to fulfill designated requirements in order to produce a viable project that will be finished on time, within budget and to code and required quality standards.
Entry level positions such as assistant superintendent, project engineer and junior estimator are typical. Graduates soon become project managers, superintendents and chief estimators for construction management firms, general contractors and specialty contractors.
Visit CCSU’s Construction Management Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
Construction Area Manager
Highway Construction Estimator
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Society of Civil Engineers
Associated General Contractors of America
Construction Financial Management Association
Construction Management Association of America
Construction Management Jobs.org
National Association of Home Builders
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Construction management majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for construction management majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
American Infrastructure - Project Manager, Project Estimator, Estimator
ARCADIS - Capital Projects Assistant/Construction Audit Associate
Burns & McDonnell - Construction Internship
C.E. Floyd Company, Inc. - Project Engineer, Construction Management Co-op
Carlin Contracting Company, Inc. - Project Assistant
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
Hobbs, Inc. - Assistant Estimator
KBE Building Corporation - Construction Management Internship
LaRosa Building Group, LLC - Junior Estimator
Loureiro Engineering Associates - Construction Engineer
Newfield Construction, Inc. - Project Engineer
O&G Industries - Project Engineer
Permasteelisa - Assistant Project Manager
Petra Construction Corporation - Construction Management Summer Internship
Shawmut Design & Construction - Construction Management Skills Training Program
Structural Group, Inc. - Project Engineer Internship
United Concrete Products, Inc. - Entry Level Engineering Department Assistant/Project Manager, Sales Engineer
Urban Engineers, Inc. - Civil/Structural Inspector, Resident Engineer, Construction Manager, Senior Inspector