Join us for the 3rd Annual CMCE Career Mentor Dinner & Department Awards
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm
This annual dinner connects students, alumni, and industry partners in a way that highlights our incredible students and their career potential. One-on-one interactions help build student networks. Industry partners benefit from meeting new talent and helping to develop the workforce. It’s truly a win-win. Since 2017 we’ve introduced hundreds of students, recent graduates, and AEC industry mentors at great venues like the River Cafe and Vinegar Hill House.
I hope you will join us for a unique networking event and awards dinner in Downtown Brooklyn, home to CUNY City Tech. Come support CMCE career and club events, meet fellow alumni, and find out more from our industry partners. This event is open to students, faculty, alumni, and friends in the AEC industry.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 6:30-9:00 pm
Location: To be verified this week but will be in the Downtown Brooklyn/DUMBO area
Format: Seated dinner, business or business casual dress
Contact amsowder @ citytech.cuny.edu if you have questions or are interested in getting involved.
Come hear special guest, Cal Sali, Jr., DDC Deputy Commissioner, speaking on the opportunities and challenges specific to working in NYC!
Cal Sali, Jr., Deputy Commissioner, Public Buildings Division of the NYC Department of Design and Construction
Join industry mentors attending from AECOM, B2K Development, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, CNY Group, FDNY, Geo-Technology Associates, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Hardesty & Hanover, Jacobs Engineering, Linesight, The MTA, NYC DDC, NYC DOT, Sciame, Stantec, Turner, W Allen Engineering, and more.
City Tech Mentors & Honorees
Join City Tech clubs CMAA, AGC, and ASCE. We’re also pleased to welcome CMCE Department Chair Melanie Villatoro, Dean Gerarda Shields of the School of Technology and Design, and Associate Provost Reginald Blake!
Thank you to our alumni committee for their help in putting this event together!
Join us the week of October 17 – 21 for our career fair and other career events
Career Fair | Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm | 285 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Join fellow classmates, alumni, and dozens of recruiters, grant-giving organizations, clubs, professional organizations, and grad schools. Find the right full-time or part-time job, internship, scholarship, network, or graduate school opportunity! Expect to meet people from the construction, engineering, and design sectors. See below for participating organizations.
Hosted by the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering and CMCE Career. Open to our students and alumni as well as interested students in other departments.
The career fair will be held in the lobby of the main academic building. Please bring a resume and come prepared to network and make a good impression.
Register here to attend | Map for attendees
Meet our participants (or click to register your organization):
Amaracon Testing | Certified WBE operating as an engineering-based special inspections agency (SIA)
Amtrak | National intercity passenger railroad with career, internship, and scholarship support
Archidata | NYC-based advanced provider of as-built building surveys and CAD services
ASCE | The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.
Bottom Line Construction & Development | NYC-based MBE/WBE offering human centric-community development, real estate development and construction management
CMAA | Student chapter of the Construction Management Association of America, a group promoting, supporting, educating, and developing professionals who lead the delivery of programs and projects within the built environment
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 | Looking for ACI I and engineering grads
GdB Geospatial | An industry leader providing geospatial services including surveying, scanning, investigation, and modeling services to the A/E/C sector.
Hardesty and Hanover | National full-service infrastructure engineering firm with more than 130 years of experience
Jacobs Engineering Group | Global, technology-forward, multi-sector engineering firm working across the built environment with $14B annual revenue.
JED Engineering & Land Surveying | NYC metro area firm providing professional services in civil engineering, construction management, resident engineering inspection and land surveying services
Linesight Global construction consultants delivering professional services and strategic support to multiple sectors since 1974
LMC Testing | Seeking students with ACI 1 certification interested in gaining on the job training and field experience in the construction industry.
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.
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
NYC DOB | New York City’s Department of Buildings
NYC Parks | While owning and operating some of the most exemplary green spaces in the world, NYC Parks endeavors to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for the present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces. Extensive career and internship opportunities. | Looking for Brooklyn Capital Projects Coordinator, Project Development Coordinator for Historic Houses, Capital Support Coordinator
NYC School Construction Authority | The SCA is responsible for designing and constructing safe, attractive and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City. Offering extensive training for new employees.
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.
NYS Department of Transportation | NYSDOT
NYU Tandon | 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.
Paradise Construction | NYC-based exterior restoration and historic preservation firm since 1988
Parasol Structures | Design, fabrication, and installation of innovative solar carport solutions | Looking for Project Manager, Construction Manager, Design Manager with deep skills in CAD and mostly BIM tools such as Revit, Summer interns for 2023.
Pratt Institute School of Architecture Construction Management, Facilities Management, and Real Estate Practice Programs | Looking for MS candidates in FM and REP.
Pullman Restoration | Restoration and maintenance firm serving commercial, power, industrial, water/wastewater and transportation clients both in the United States and internationally
Sciame | NYC based construction management firm, recognized throughout the Tri-State Area as the builder of choice for highly designed and technically sophisticated projects
SEAONY | Structural Engineers Association of New York, offering scholarships
Skanska USA | One of the largest construction and development companies in the US
Stantec | Global engineering services firm – designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.
Suffolk | National construction management firm with robust career starts program for new employees
SUNY Farmingdale | SUNY campus in Farmingdale, NY offering MS in Technology Management that dovetails with our degrees
Guided Site Tour | Thursday, October 20, 2022, 12:45 – 1:45 pm
Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
Come observe a commercial foundations project in progress. Meet with the construction manager and ask questions.
Meet in front of Voorhees at 12:30. Please wear hard toed boots and bring a hardhat if you have your own.
Part of CMCE Career Week 2022, sponsored by the student chapter of CMAA
Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 – 6:15 pm | Register here for this panel discussion.
Technology and Historic Preservation at Notre Dame, Trinity Church, and the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana: Conversations between CMs and Preservationists
Hosted by City Tech’s Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering and the Nu II Chapter of SLC. More details to follow.
Architectural Preservationist | Former Government Senior Project Managers for Notre-Dame’s safeguard
Project Manager, Sciame | Part of the Trinity Church Wall Street Rejuvenation
Preservation Planner & Digital Preservationist | Formerly of The Smithsonian and National Park Service
Information from past events, 2017-2021.
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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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
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!
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
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