Mr. Infrastructure Engineer
I went into Civil Engineering because I saw the first-hand effects on people living in an impoverished and deteriorating community and wanted to be of the most help. I currently work as a project engineer in our energy group performing consulting work for many Fortune/Global 500 companies. I graduated 15 credits away from a double major in Econ.
I am concerned about the lack of promotions in engineering. Since I was asked to come back to a company I previously interned for, they brought me on at a higher role than usually possible, skipping a promotion entirely. The problem is that the next promotion is to a senior engineer typically at 8 years experience.
Undergrad School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering
Age: 25, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Engineer in Training Certificate
School Name: National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
Extracurriculars: Project Manager of a group of engineers who are currently designing a water system for a community in Guatemala, Consultant to my hometown to help determine the feasibility and design of an after school program facility for youth in poverty and a, Mentor to high school students throughout their college and/or job applications.
Length of Employment: 10 mos
Title: Project Engineer
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos
Big Life Wins:
I was involved in the design & Construction Management of my State’s only Solid Waste Co-Composting Facility, as well as the first, large-scale Food Waste Composting Facility. I am the youngest in my group’s history to be brought on as a ‘Project Engineer’ and I am responsible for our consulting/design to a Global 500 client.
Post MBA Goal:
I am looking to use the MBA to transition into a traditional Management Consulting role, specifically in a company’s Infrastructure and Capital Projects group. (Big 4/MBB)