Things are really picking up. Be sure to check my updated list of open positions here. Five new employers/open positions have been added.
Update your resumes and think about creating a LinkedIn profile if you haven't already done so. If you have, update it. If you're interested, send me an invitation to connect and I'll put a link to your profile on the Talent Exchange page. If you are looking for advice on how to improve your resume, click here for an article I wrote a year ago.
What's Going on in Classes
Not sure you noticed, but the semester is more than half over!
CM 121: We have a lot of material to cover. This week's lab is on structrual steel for SFHS Dining Hall. Given that, we will talk about structural steel. I will also try to discuss masonry to build on last week's lab. If all goes well, we will also discuss framing and drywall ahead of next week's lab.
CM124 Lab: We will be heading to a Granite project in El Dorado Hills. The exact address is 281 Green Valley Road (enter on access road at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Sophia Parkway. The site has limited space, so carpooling is important. PPE are absolutely required.
CM 126: This week will bring the conclusion to presentations (for real this time). Our last four will be on Monday. I have posted an assignment requiring you to type your presentation peer reviews. I will copy and paste all of the reviews and distributing them to the appropriate speaker. The final review you receive will include the reviews from your classmates, a review from me, your grade for the reviews you performed, and your final grade.
If you missed one of the presenters you were supposed to review, leave the section for that presenter blank. I have been taking roll, so if you weren't in class, then don't submit a review. The assignment is due on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, we will be having Jeff Messana from Sprig Electric coming to class to discuss managing subcontractors. Please be on time. Jeff has worked on some cool projects (Sprig has done a ton of work for Google) and he's a good guy with a good perspective on project management.
I teach people who will be building our country's infrastructure.