Career Week Resources

Job hunting this fall? Curious about your options in the trades, office, research, or grad school? Save the date for the week of October 18-22, 2021. Opportunity seekers from City Tech and beyond are welcome.

Is your company hiring or curious about our graduates? Interested in setting up a painless, five-minute informational session + Q&A the week of October 18? Email me at amsowder @ citytech.cuny.edu to get started meeting our students.

CMCE Career Week Fall 2021 will feature live virtual sessions showcasing City Tech resources, employers looking for interns and new hires, and the work of a variety professionals. Come here to look for work, school resources, and inspiration.

We are pleased to partner with the JLM RISE program, which provides support to incoming freshmen students.  The program is funded by the Robin Hood Foundation at the New York City College of Technology. To receive more information about eligible opportunities that you can show up to, engage in, and get paid for, please complete a short application HERE and register for the RISE Program Orientation HERE. Career Week events are considered sponsored activities!

2021 Fall CMCE Career Week Events

Schedule of Virtual Events

Monday, October 18

REGISTRATION LINK WELCOME TO CITY TECH AND CMCE @ 5:30 – 6:00pm: Hear from City Tech’s Professional Development Center, Perkins Peer Advisement, the ASCE Club, Undergraduate Research opportunities, and more. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

REGISTRATION LINK GRADUATE PROGRAMS PANEL @ 6:00 – 6:30pm: Hear from graduate programs in Construction and Engineering including Columbia University, NYU, Pratt Institute, and SUNY Farmingdale. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

Columbia University | NYU | Pratt Institute | SUNY Farmingdale

REGISTRATION LINK MBE & WBE PROJECT DELIVERY -with McKissack & McKissack @ 6:30 – 7:00pm: Learn more about delivering projects with MBE and WBE participation and about the benefits of registering your M/WBE. McKissack & McKissack is an outgrowth of the oldest minority-owned architecture/engineering firm in the United States. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

Tuesday, October 19

REGISTRATION LINK EMPLOYER PANEL – PUBLIC SECTOR @ 5:30 – 6:00pm: Hear from City and State employers about jobs, hiring cycles, and internship opportunities. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

NYC DOB | NYC DEP | NYS DOT | NYSERDA | BKNY Development

REGISTRATION LINK RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS PANEL @ 6:00 – 6:30pm: Hear from industry professionals working in the residential construction sector. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

High end residential | Building resilient housing | Site supervision of residential projects

Wednesday, October 20

REGISTRATION LINK EMPLOYER PANEL – UNION TRADE & APPRENTICESHIP @ 5:30 – 6:00pm: Hear from programs offering training and pathways to the trades. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

Construction Skills | Helmets to Hardhats | Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) | Pathways to Apprenticeship

REGISTRATION LINK CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS PANEL @ 6:00 – 6:30pm: Hear from industry professionals working in the civil, infrastructure, and transportation construction sectors. Ask questions in a live, virtual session.

Scheduling infrastructure projects | Underpinning and foundations | NYC transportations works

Thursday, October 21

REGISTRATION LINK EMPLOYER PANEL – CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING @ 5:30 – 6:00pm: Hear from employers and ask questions in a live, virtual session.

M&J Engineering | Future Tech | LMC Materials Testing | Linesight | Parasol

REGISTRATION LINK CONSTRUCTION TECH PANEL @ 6:00 – 6:30pm: Hear from industry professionals using technology to drive their design and building projects.

BIM for construction administration | Javits Center expansion project | Tools for tracking construction materials (and eliminating forced labor in the supply chain)

Friday, October 22

REGISTRATION LINK ALUMNI MEET-UP @ 5:30-6:00pm: Catch up with classmates, network, and commiserate over the last year. This was surprisingly fun at the spring event.

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Featured Speakers

Jay Gorman | Sciame, Project Executive / Assistant Vice President

Bomi Kim | McKissack & McKissack, Vice President MWBE Services

Shamil Lallani | knippershelbig, Senior Façade Consultant

Imran Mohyuddin | Turner Construction, Design Specialist | CMCE Alum

Snigdha Mittal Pullara | Sciame, Vice President, BIM & Commissioning | CMCE Advisory Board

Aissatou Bey-Grecia | McKissack & McKissack, Director, Workforce Strategies & Initiatives

Linda Cirigliano | LC3 Consulting Company, Founder

Joseph Fowler | Two Trees Management, Project Superintendent

Anthony Cioffi, PCP.E., F.ASCE, Region 1 Director | M&J Engineering Assistant Resident Engineer | CMCE Advisory Board

Kevin O’Connell | Riverso Associates, Project Controls

Erik Jester, Assoc. AIA | Senior Associate / Project Manager at +LAB Architect PLLC | City Tech Alum

Frank Mendoza | McKissack & McKissack, Director of Communications and Outreach

Andrew Burns | Underpinning and Foundation Skanska, Vice President of Engineering and Estimating

Event Co-Sponsors

CMCE | Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology

PPA | Perkins Peer Advisement

BMI | City Tech Black Male Initiative

PDC | City Tech Professional Development Center

Event Chair: Anne Marie Sowder, Assistant Professor & Job Placement Coordinator, CMCE

About Our Participants

Thank you for joining our event!

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation | The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is the center of urban manufacturing and innovation. A one-of-a-kind ecosystem that spans 300 acres, housing 500+ businesses, and employing 11,000+ people. | Home | Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn STEAM Center – Navy Yard | Delivering innovative, industry-informed experiences which empower students to take charge of their futures, and creates a diverse, skilled talent pipeline for the technology and manufacturing industries | Home (brooklynsteamcenter.org)

Columbia University School of Professional Studies | Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Construction Skills, Inc. | The CSKILLS apprenticeship preparation program opens the door to New York City residents seeking careers in the unionized building and construction trades. CSKILLS provides access to meaningful long‐term careers that offer high wages, health benefits, and retirement security. | Construction Skills

Future Tech Consultants | A2LA accredited special inspections agency that provides Engineering, Special, and Progress Inspections to Owners and Owner Representatives throughout the New York tri-state area | Future Tech Consultants – Future Tech Consultants of New York, Inc. (ftcny.com)

HS for Construction Trades, Engineering & Architecture | H.S. for C.T.E.A. (hsforctea.org)

LMC Materials Testing LLC | Seeking students with ACI 1 certification interested in gaining on the job training and field experience in the construction industry.

Linesight | Delivering professional construction consultancy services and strategic support to multiple sectors globally since 1974 | Linesight

Long Island Concrete | Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors, Specialty Trade Contractors, Construction, Concrete pumping

McKissack & McKissack | A national firm providing construction management services for both public and private sector clients on a broad variety of projects. Core project expertise includes schools, hospitals, transit facilities, airports, parking structures, sports, commercial and industrial facilities. | McKissack & McKissack

M&J Engineering | Diversified provider of engineering, environmental, construction and technology services to a broad range of clients, including federal, state, and city/local agencies, private owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. | M&J Engineering P.C. | Innovative and State-Of-The-Art Solutions (mjengineers.com)

New York Helmets to Hardhats (NYH2H) | The Helmets to Hardhats Program was rolled out nationally in 2003 to assist Post 9/11 Veterans transition into careers in the Building Trades.  New York, with its rich union density and high Veteran population, was one of the original launch sites for the program.  To date, over 3,000 Veterans in New York State have started construction careers. | Home – NY Helmets to Hardhats (nyh2h.org)

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) | Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future for themselves and their families. At the same time, NEW provides a pipeline of qualified workers to the industries that build, move, power, green, and maintain New York. | Nontraditional Employment for Women (new-nyc.org)

NYC Department of Buildings | The DOB Scholars Program is a curriculum, networking, and career development program for CUNY students interested in engineering (civil, mechanical or electrical), architecture, sustainability & energy, construction management, construction trades, inspection, law enforcement, public policy/government, and public safety. The program will consist of 10 seminars over the course of the spring semester from various units within the Department of Buildings. Active recruiting starts in October/ November with applications due in December. | NYC Department of Buildings

NYC Department of Environmental Protection | Equitably providing services that promote the health and wellbeing of all 8.6 million city residents | Department of Environmental Protection (nyc.gov)

NYS Department of Transportation | NYSDOT Home

NYSERDA | NYSERDA – New York State Energy Research & Development Authority – NYSERDA

NYU Tandon School of Engineering | NYU Civil and Urban Engineering department offers practice oriented masters degrees, and research focused masters and doctoral degrees within the intellectually rich environment of NYU, and the culturally diverse and professionally stimulating metropolis. Programs in Transportation Engineering, Urban Systems, Construction Management and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, geotechnical Engineering, and Structural and Material Engineering. Civil and Urban Engineering | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Parasol Structures | Design, fabrication, and installation of innovative solar carport solutions | Solar Carports | Parasol Structures

Pathways to Apprenticeship | Since its founding by a small group of volunteers in 2013, P2A has assisted hundreds of people from low-income communities (more than half of whom have a history of justice involvement) to be admitted into a Building Trades apprenticeship program. | P2A (p2atrades.org)

Pratt Institute School of Architecture Construction Management, Facilities Management, and Real Estate Practice Programs | Pratt Institute

Riverso Associates | Construction Management and Owner’s Representatives, Pre-Construction and Risk Analysis Services, CPM Scheduling and Cost Controls, Dispute Resolution and Expert Services. Founded in 1987, RAI’s talented staff has performed services on more than 1,000 projects and over $10 billion worth of construction value. | Riverso Associates – A Team of Experts to get the Job Done

Sciame Construction | NYC based construction management firm, recognized throughout the Tri-State Area as the builder of choice for highly designed and technically sophisticated projects | Home – Sciame Construction

Skanska | Skanska is a world leading project development and construction group, building for a better society | Welcome to Skanska | www.skanska.com

SUNY Farmingdale | Technology Management (farmingdale.edu)

Turner Construction | Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. With a staff of 10,000 employees, the company completes $12 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. | Turner Construction Company

City Tech Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology | Offering Bachelors and Associate Degrees in Construction Management, Civil Engineering Technology, and Construction Engineering Technology | Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology (cuny.edu)

City Tech Black Male Initiative | Developing strong, sustainable interventions that promote access and success of African-American and Hispanic males in STEM.

City Tech Perkins Peer Advisement | Committed to increasing enrollment and retention of female and nontraditional students in engineering technology programs. Our activities include professional development, mentoring, faculty development, and community outreach. | https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/perkinspeeradvisement/

City Tech Professional Development Center | Career Services, support students and alumni by cultivating essential competencies necessary to make informed decisions to achieve their career goals | Professional Development Center – City Tech (cuny.edu)

City Tech Undergraduate Research | Learn about research opportunities for undergraduates and how to get involved in the community.

JLM RISE | Provides support to incoming freshmen students.  The program is funded by the Robin Hood Foundation at the New York City College of Technology. To receive more information about eligible opportunities that you can show up to, engage in, and get paid for, please complete a short application HERE and register for the RISE Program Orientation HERE. Career Week events are considered sponsored activities!

CMCE Career Week Past Events

Information from past events. Looking for archived recordings of the sessions? Scroll down to the bottom.

April 5-9, 2021 | CMCE Career Week

Monday: City Tech PDC Presentation and Q/A. Learn about resume building, job postings, and more. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqf-qvrz4tGdeEvlcsJnb353R9dWfA6aKl

Tuesday: Live Q&A with NYS DOT. Learn about career paths, internships, and more. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsceGtpjgqHdEcbyZZ_BNSzM59ey449thX

Wednesday: Live Q&A with NYC DOB. Learn about career paths, internships, and more. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqd-itrzMjGdNkPRqyu-msQmps-nFRACRs

Thursday: Live Q&A with Future Tech Consultants. Learn about career paths, job openings, and more. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcuyhqzorGdQpdajHdSNs4kVfMxZNL9_2

Friday: Live alumni networking. Chat and reconnect with fellow graduates. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdu-trDkiHtz2xmirtX5Obp8XjeplsOIU

2020 CMCE Spring Career Fair & Technology Seminar

2018 CMCE Networking: AEC Industry Mentor Dinner

2017 CMCE Networking: AEC Industry Mentor Dinner

Archived Recordings

Looking for information from past presenters? See below for recordings.

2021 Spring CMCE Career Week: NYC Department of Buildings

City Tech’s Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology presents a conversation with Rachel Love from the NYC Department of Buildings.

What do they do? When do they hire? What career development do they offer?

Have questions about the NYC DOB? Watch the video below for a brief presentation and answers to many common questions