Spotlight On: Mark Bishop ('08), NJIT
In August 2008, eager NJIT Senior Mark Bishop was the first graduate of the CIM program at NJIT.
What interested you in CIM?
The program caught my eye because I was bored in Civil Engineering and did not see myself doing that for the rest of my life. The concrete industry is constantly changing and is always looking for best people to work in it.
How do you feel about being the first graduate in CIM at NJIT?
I feel honored to be the first graduate of the program. It is really rewarding to find something that you really like and enjoy, and because of that, do extremely well in your classes.
How do you feel about your job outlook?
I feel that the concrete market is endless in opportunities and there is something for everyone. The industry is very willing to help you find a job or an internship, and the people that come and talk to the classes are very willing to help too.
What job title or job responsibilities would you like to do?
I hope to do the managing end of it. I am taking my ACI certification now, and I hope to mix office and field work so that this way I am always challenged and my interests will always be stimulated. My goal is to become an upper-level manager or president of a large concrete production or products facility one day.