A Perfect Mix: Unprecedented industry support equals 100% job placement for concrete industry grads

Recent alumna Jaymi Hills (’15), center, who works as a sales representative for BASF Corporation, advises current students at the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual networking event Sept. 24.

Through even the toughest economic times, Chico State’s Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has maintained a 100 percent job-placement rate for its graduates since it was established in 2006.

Most, if not all, CIM seniors receive multiple, competitive job offers by the time they celebrate commencement, said Ben Juliano, interim associate dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC).

“There’s no doubt it’s because of the high-impact interactions they have—meeting top executives, conducting research, working on company projects, internships,” Juliano said. “Their experience is just amazing.”

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