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.
The National Steering Committee Announces Program Expansion to South Dakota State University
The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the CIM program is pleased to announce that South Dakota State University’s (SDSU) Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering will soon offer a degree in CIM. The announcement comes after a six-month selection process by the NSC and the North Central Region (NCR) patrons for the CIM program.
“We are excited to be selected as the university to fill the needs of the concrete industry, not only in South Dakota, but throughout the entire North Central Region,” said SDSU President Barry Dunn.
South Dakota State University Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
South Dakota State University Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New CIM Program
Director Named for South Dakota State’s New Concrete Industry Management Program
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.
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.)”View Kelly’s Profile