Why hire BCT students?

Building and Construction Technology graduates combine a passion for sustainable and resource-efficient building with a solid background in construction, building science and technology, business and project management.

During their studies at UMass, BCT students enjoy an applied, project-based learning environment while receiving the required technical and scientific foundation for their future career. Our curriculum combines courses centered around sustainable building in the areas of construction technology, materials performance and engineering, building systems and energy, estimating, business and project management, marketing, digital tools, as well as written and oral communications. You can find the complete list of courses on this page. Many of our classes are interdisciplinary, which gives our students knowledge of related fields and prepares them well for teamwork and collaboration.

You can learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs on our About Us page.

BCT Students’ (LinkedIn) Resume Book

We maintain a (voluntary) list of our students’ LinkedIn profiles for potential employers. You can find this list on the following page and contact them directly using the information they provide:

Submit a Job

If you have a job offer for permanent, part-time, internship, summer or volunteer employment, send it to us on our new Submit a Job page. We will disseminate it to our students and alumni via job board, email lists, etc. as appropriate. Make sure you include a link to the offer and a way to contact you.

You can also submit any job offers on the UMass CareerConnect site. Students across campus check that site often for internship opportunities.

How else can you reach out to our students?

  • We will be hosting our first BCT career fair in October 2017. Contact us if you are interested in participating. In addition, UMass departments organize annual career fairs that are frequently attended by our students as well. Follow these links for more information: Civil Engineering, UMass Career Services.
  • Every spring we are offering a senior capstone seminar (BCT 494BI) to approx. 60 graduating seniors. Companies that are actively hiring are invited to present about their corporate culture and employment possibilities. Some even conduct interviews right afterwards. Contact the program director if you are interested in participating.
  • We have a LinkedIn group where any relevant company can directly reach our students and alumni. Click on the LinkedIn icon in the sidebar to to request membership and we will approve it, as appropriate.
  • You can always call or email the program director, Alexander Schreyer, with any inquiries.