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ASU Del E Webb School of Construction & Ira A Fulton School of Engineering

ASU Del E Webb School of Construction & Ira A Fulton School of EngineeringStudents at the Del E Webb School of Construction are all thinking of their future. Earlier this week they all had a unique opportunity to learn how to leverage LinkedIn on the Arizona State University campus. Sixteen freshman through graduate students filled the workshop wanting to know how to attract employers to their profile, showcase their activities, and for 15, ultimately launch their project management career in construction.

Having volunteered to lead this workshop, students learned the importance of a LinkedIn headline, joining Linkedin groups, networking, volunteering and gaining experience at every turn – all while documenting their activities using their smartphones – capturing pictures, video and notes to showcase what students are doing outside the classroom. Each student added new elements to their profiles and contemplated what other LinkedIn applications (Slideshare, Box.net, Google Docs, etc) and social media they might want to use to enhance their findability.

With 55% of members attending the Construction Users Roundtable Conference expecting a labor shortage of construction managers, here are a few hungry students you may be interested in:
Graduate Students:
Navid Behzad
Arpita Ghosh
Christine Tancinco
Seniors:
Chrystine Bohman
Chris Celani
Jon Geele
Kim Young
Amanda Nichols
Kent Rinker
Juniors:
Sean Yeager
Sawyer Zuber
Kim Rahberger
Sophomores:
Sterling Smith
Freshmen:
Ashley Bernardez

Already Employed:
Patricia Traegde Sundt Construction

You may notice that many of these students are female. ASU excels at recruiting women to the construction careers through their Advancing Women in Construction program, connecting women business owners (mentors) with students(mentees). If you know high school students considering construction project management or engineering, share this post with them and have them consider emailing:
Dawn Rogers
Program Manager Recruitment and Retention
Del E. Webb School of Construction Management
Arizona State University

If you are looking for a speaker or in need of an educational workshop to help leverage LinkedIn, please contact me, Carol Hagen. I am available in person or via webinar for your business, group or association.

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3 Comments

  1. PM Hut says:

    Hi Carol,

    As someone who’s heavily involved in project management through my contribution on PM Hut ( http://www.pmhut.com ) I can tell you with certainty two things:

    – The direction is to hire construction managers through formal education
    – There is a lot of construction project management jobs out there

  2. Jon Geele says:

    Carol,

    Thank you for taking the time to come out to the DEWSC and share your experience and suggestions for improving our marketability in this challenging job market. It was a very beneficial session and I feel confident that what I was able to learn will serve me well as I transition into the professional work force.

    I look forward to attending another of your workshops in the future to continue to enhance my professional image.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Geele

  3. carolhagen says:

    This will be encouraging to these students. I’ve read a few of your blog posts and will share your content with students & the industry. Appreciate your input.

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