The Myers-Lawson School of Construction’s biannual Construction Industry Career Fair stepped away from the internet and into the Inn at Virginia Tech for its first fair back in person.

The Oct. 28-29 event - spread over two floors - was one of the biggest in the School’s history with nearly 140 companies bringing in around 400 representatives. In a survey following the career fair, students rated the wide range of companies as their favorite element. Many students utilized their time to the fullest - speaking to 10 to 20 companies throughout the day.

The Department of Building Construction First-Year Experience (FYE) class is living up to its name. Many students in the program experienced life on a large construction site.  A FYE grant provided the funding needed for the fun-filled weekend of industry learning in Charlotte, NC.

Virginia Tech's student competition team now has a new first and second place trophy to add to the collection of awards! The commercial and concrete teams won big at the competition in Atlanta. 

Virginia Tech had two teams representing the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) - the commercial team completed challenges focused on the overall process of commercial construction and the concrete team competed in a more specialized challenge.

Greetings from Bishop-Favrao Hall, where students, faculty and staff are back in-person.  Our resilient community continues to be challenged by COVID – teaching and learning in PPE, child and elder care issues and more. We would like to encourage and support both our campus family and our extended family of alumni and friends in the industry.

Sydney Buck - CEM Oustanding Senior

Sydney chose CEM because it allowed her to earn a technical engineering degree while gaining management experience. She loves how the construction industry has many unique job opportunities, on-site and in the office, and that she can work anywhere in the world. 

Sydney has accepted a full-time position at Arup as a Cost Consultant in New York City.