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Why a Career in Concrete Industry Management?

The concrete construction industry is ripe with career opportunities for college students who want more than a cookie-cutter degree program. If you also have a passion for building, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program may be just what you are looking for. First introduced in 1996, the CIM program offers both a four-year Bachelor of Science degree and a customized MBA in Concrete Industry Management.

Students are directly exposed to the concrete industry from the first semester on. Many companies and industry executives fund scholarships and equipment, offer plant or site tours to classes, serve as guest lecturers, provide internships and much more.

But most important for high school and college students considering such a degree, the CIM program has so far provided 100 percent job placement to graduating students. What’s more, CIM graduates are being hired into positions with starting salaries competitive with other high-tech industries.

South Dakota State University Celebrates It’s One Year Anniversary As A CIM Program University

One year ago, South Dakota State University (SDSU) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 31, 2021 to officially announce it is the 5th university in the country to offer the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program. In Dec. 2020, after a six-month selection process by the National Steering Committee (NSC) and the North Central Region Patrons, the NSC announced that SDSU’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering will offer a degree in CIM beginning Fall 2021

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Texas State University CIM Program Receives ATMAE Accreditation
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Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution to Industry From ACI

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program  is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for outstanding contribution and dedication to the concrete industry.

ACI has awarded CIM with the Henry C. Turner Medal for notable achievements in, or service to, the concrete industry. “This honor was given to CIM by the ACI Board of Direction for our program’s mission of ’advancing the concrete industry by degrees’ through our program of identifying and supporting future leaders in the concrete industry,” commented Brian Gallagher, chairman of the CIM Marketing Committee.

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Kelly O’Brien | Student Profile

“This program is flooded with highly respected speakers from the concrete industry and countless opportunities for first-hand experiences (active job sites, labs, testing facilities, industry conferences, etc.)”

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