The UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology program and our NAHB student group are organizing two career fairs per year: One in the fall semester (October) and one in spring (February/March).
Our seniors are seeking permanent employment at these fairs and our younger students typically aim to land summer internships, co-ops or part-time jobs. Attending employers can choose to hire for either or all of these. In addition to inviting all undergraduate BCT majors and our graduate students, we are promoting this event to Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Isenberg School of Management, the School of Earth and Sustainability and others at UMass.
Which companies should attend?
Our graduates are being hired by many different construction-related companies. The following are the main fields, but any related employer is welcome to attend our fairs.
- Construction Project Management – Residential and commercial sectors in construction and development, with small (regional) or large (national and international) firms. This encompasses general contractors, subcontractors, systems and materials suppliers, and others
- Green Building and Sustainability – Consulting, specifying and installation of: Air sealing, weatherization, insulation, building energy auditing, building energy modeling, renewable energy technologies, high performance HVAC and mechanical systems, commissioning/retro-commissioning, retrofitting existing structures, LEED-related careers
- Engineered Wood Design – Whole house structural modeling, design and supply of engineered wood roof, wall and floor systems, roof truss design and manufacture
- Technical Sales and Marketing – Building materials and equipment suppliers, retail and wholesale (inside and outside sales of: structural materials, electrical, mechanical, roofing, siding, softwood and hardwood lumber, engineered wood, windows, doors, kitchen and bath design)
When and where are the fairs? And how can you sign up?
Our career fairs are held in the beautiful, new and award-winning UMass John W. Olver Design Building on the UMass campus in Amherst, MA. We provide parking and food for exhibitors and our student helpers are always available to lend a hand for setup.
The next BCT Career Fair is: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 (see link for current exhibitor list)
Our next career fair will be: Friday, February 21st, 2020
Companies: Interested in getting reminders for future fairs? Sign up for our email notifications (select the “BCT Career Fairs” option). Important: We will only send reminders to this email list from now on. If you are not on the list, then you will miss out on those announcements.
Feel free to contact us at any point through our contact page.
Job fair impressions
(Images: Duy Le, Alex Schreyer)