Many high school graduates are unsure of what career path they’d like to pursue upon applying for college. If you are a creative team leader who enjoys mathematics and problem solving, a career in civil engineering just might be your calling.
Civil engineers design and supervise the creation of structures. Not just buildings – civil engineers work on everything from tunnels and dams to highways and airports, to water and sewer systems. They use computer technologies and advanced materials to design structures that meet the needs of a growing population while protecting the environment, reducing the dangers of harsh weather conditions, and considering the future needs of the community.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required to pursue this career path, which will include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and several other areas depending on which specialty you choose. Engineering students can expect a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork. A degree in civil engineering will open many opportunities in various fields including energy, bridges, geotechnical, and environmental. Most engineers spend time outdoors at construction sites or the ground floor of newly built structures.
During a student’s junior and senior year, they can seek internship opportunities. At Crisdel, we acknowledge the importance and competitive advantage a student can gain by participating in internships. Each year, we attend the New Jersey Construction Industry Advancement Program (CIAP) Career Fair with a goal to offer one or more students a summer internship. These students typically assist our estimating team, project managers, and project superintendents for 12 weeks during our busiest season.
If you are interested in our Summer Internship Program, please visit our website at https://www.crisdel.com/internship-program