American Structurepoint and the Advancing Women Group hosted 20 high school students on Friday, June 9, eager to learn more about potential careers in our industry. Their half-day session included hearing from company President Rick Conner, learning about some of our high-profile projects in many of our disciplines, doing a hands-on marshmallow challenge where they worked as a team to build a freestanding structure, asking questions of a six-person panel of American Structurepoint professionals representing civil/site engineering, environmental services, IT, road engineering, marketing, and structural engineering, and experiencing demonstrations of company disciplines in action. The students finished their day with a town hall meeting, lunch, and a bag of American Structurepoint swag to take with them. The students truly appreciated the opportunity to discover more about challenging career opportunities and what it takes to work for a company like ours. Here are some representative comments collected from the participants.
- I loved how we got to talk to other engineers about what they do in their everyday life!
- I liked hearing exact details of what engineers do, about good engineering schools, and what classes to take.
- I liked exploring the many disciplines and careers involved at a firm like American Structurepoint.
- I liked how we went to the different buildings and saw the different environments people work in.
Thanks to everyone who helped with planning and executing the event.