Q: What was your career path after graduation?
A: My major was Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structural Engineering. I interned with an environmental engineering firm in college and had the opportunity to work onsite at a wastewater treatment plant. While there, I was much more interested in the construction going on than testing the filtered water. Upon graduation I joined Skanska, a heavy civil construction company where I completed a two-year rotation program. The rotations included the roles of cost engineer, superintendent, field engineer, safety engineer, estimator and an internal business development role.
Q: What are you doing now?
A: Currently, I work in Business Technology at Merrill Lynch. I decided to transition out of engineering after going back to Villanova for my MBA. My engineering degree was a solid foundation for a career in business. It taught me how to think critically and problem solve.