Students are strongly encouraged to become involved with at least one, if not both, of the student chapters represented by the CMGT program:
The Association of Construction Managers
This is the student chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and is sponsored by the AGC of Washington. The club's activities include field trips, community service projects and hosting guest speakers at chapter meetings. The student chapter also sponsors a welcome back barbeque at the beginning of fall quarter. Annual scholarships are also available to members of this organization. Professor Carns serves as the faculty advisor.
This student organization is the student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders and is sponsored by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish counties. Activities include community service projects and field trips to construction sites. Professor Whelan serves as the faculty advisor.
Sigma Lambda Chi
This is a national honor society for Construction Management students. Each spring prospective members are invited to join, based on their academic record. This club's activities include a community service project. Professor Plugge serves as the faculty advisor.
Recent CWU Construction Management graduates have found employment with local, national and international construction firms; with design firms; and material equipment suppliers. Others are currently working for public agencies, performing inspection, supervision and contract administration duties. Position titles for recent graduates include: Estimators, project engineers, assistant project managers, project coordinators and project administrators. Many graduates are working for commercial, civil and heavy/highway, industrial and specialty contractors in various locations. The opportunities are almost limitless, as evidenced by a placement rate for graduates of nearly 100 percent. Starting salaries range from $45,000 to over $65,000. Opportunities for advancement are also excellent, as Central's graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of today's construction industry.