Bring your Resumes! BCT is Hosting Fall Job Fair on October 20th

Bring your Resumes! BCT is Hosting Fall Job Fair on October 20th

The Building and Construction Technology program and our NAHB* student group are organizing a job fair for the first time in fall 2017 for jobs in construction, project management, green building, materials, building systems, and related fields. This job fair is free and open to all UMass Students. Just dress up, bring your resumes and come to the Design Building! *National Association of Home Builders By the way: After the job fair, stay for the BCT alumni party (RSVP here)! Company Exhibitor List (updated: 10/16) All States Materials Group asmg.com Arcadis www.arcadis.com Aspen Square Management www.aspensquare.com Boise Cascade www.bc.com Center for EcoTechnology www.cetonline.org CLEAResult www.clearesult.com CMC Design Build Inc. cmcdesign-build.com Consigli Construction careers.consigli.com Cowls Building Supply, Inc. cowlsbuildingsupply.com Crown Castle www.crowncastle.com Dimeo Construction Company www.dimeo.com Ed Herrington, Inc. www.herringtons.com Gaston Electrical gastonelectrical.com Gilbane Building Company www.gilbaneco.com Hill International Inc. www.Hillintl.com HireElements / A.W. Hastings hireelements.com J.C Cannistraro, LLC www.cannistraro.com Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. www.leekennedy.com Mid-Cape Home Centers www.midcape.net National Lumber www.national-lumber.com Pella Windows and Doors www.pellaofhaverhill.com Rex Lumber Co. rexlumber.com Sanford and Hawley Inc. sanhaw.com The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co www.whiting-turner.com Trimble www.trimble.com Turner Construction turnerconstruction.com Walsh Brothers, Inc. www.walshbrothers.com Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. www.waynejgriffinelectric.com Wolf Home Products www.wolfhomeproducts.com Employers: Interested in exhibiting at this fair? We may still have space. Register here!...
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Some summer reading: Follow our BCT students’ internships!

Some summer reading: Follow our BCT students’ internships!

Many students in BCT sign up for construction-related summer work, either as internships, practicums, or just as a job that relates to their studies. They always have amazing experiences, which lets them practice what they learned during the semester. What we fond, though, was that in the past, their experiences were often just reported to their immediate faculty supervisor, which didn't allow others to learn about the breadth and the many details of "real world" work. This summer, we are trying something new: A blog for BCT students! This way, anyone can follow our students' amazing experiences and learn from what they are seeing in the field. Feel free to check out the latest posts at the following address: http://blogs.umass.edu/bct-interns...
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Weil Co-Organizes Panel on Women in Green Building Construction

As part of the monthly “Green Night Events” at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton, BCT extension faculty member Ben Weil co-organized a panel discussion with Jaqueline Cook on January 14th. This event took place under the umbrella of the Western Massachusetts Green Consortium (http://westernmassgreenconsortium.org). You can read more about this event in this WWLP News item. ...
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Construction earnings data illustrates value of BCT education

Construction earnings data illustrates value of BCT education

A recently published interactive chart by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution illustrates earnings data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The earnings profiles are separated by educational major and broken out as annual earnings and lifetime earnings. This set of charts (in part shown in the image above) illustrates quite nicely the earnings benefit in general of a bachelors degree and in particular of choosing a construction major. As shown in the image, a construction-related major's 50th percentile income is 36% higher than the average across all undergrad majors. You can explore the data interactively for yourself here: http://hamiltonproject.org/earnings_by_major/...
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