Civil Engineering Career Research Paper

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I still remember the first time I took notice of an implosion. They were demolishing the old Dallas Cowboys stadium and I instantly knew I wanted to do that for the rest of my life. I spent days researching the steps to become a demolitionist and that was when I first saw the term “civil engineer”. The more research I did, the more my focus switched from demolition to wanting to improve the infrastructure of society. This led me to want to have a career in construction engineering and project management which is why I am looking to pursue a graduate’s degree. In order to achieve this goal, I felt it was of the upmost importance to attend a university, such as the University of Texas at Austin (UT), who has one of the best civil engineering…show more content…
Despite how many times I was told to give up or take a year off, I pushed forward and managed to graduate in the top 5% of my class. I was so determined to go to UT to receive my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering that it was the only school I applied to. After the first year of my classes at UT, I knew that I had made the right choice to pursue civil engineering. For the first time, I felt challenged academically and I was hooked. By my second year, my focus shifted from strictly grades to gaining as much knowledge as possible from every class that I took. Once I started doing this, I had my eyes opened to just how limitless my options were in this field. Every class that I took opened a new door, but my interest in construction engineering and project management never waned, only…show more content…
Some of the ones that I found most interesting were as follows – Engineering Graphics and Design, Probability and Statistics, Project Management and Economics, Materials and Methods of Building Construction, Reinforced Concrete Design, Reinforced Steel Design, and Pavement Design and Performance. All of these classes have taught me skills such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Building cost estimation, and how to manage the construction of buildings and other infrastructure Now at this point in my career, I know that when I move on the master’s program of construction engineering and project management that I will only be expanding my knowledge and expertise. At this time, my focus has been on improving infrastructure so that it can be more accessible for the entire community, but especially focused on the disabled. I want to focus on researching methods to maximize accessibility of infrastructure while minimizing cost and upkeep, whether it be the method in which the infrastructure it designed or the materials that are used in it’s

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