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Why I chose a career in the construction industry:
I chose a career in the construction industry because in this field you have the opportunity to help create something that makes an impact in the world. I love driving by a completed building or project site and telling my kids, "I helped make that happen!".
What training or education did you need for your current role?
Technology is ever-changing, and it is important to learn new skills or software to advance your career. I have a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology specializing in Graphic Design Management. For the past 26 years, I've specialized in marketing, creative design, and communications in the construction, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.
What is a typical day like in your position?
A typical day in my position allows me to collaborate with different departments and individuals daily. Each day brings new, interesting challenges and I love being able to work on a different project every day. This gives me the opportunity to further develop my skills and expertise in being a creative marketer.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
What I enjoy most about my career is that I enjoy challenges, the opportunity to learn new things, and work on different deliverables daily. I love collaborating with people toward a common goal and seeing our hard work and progress turn into a completed project.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
I’ve worked on a variety of project sites in my career, and my proudest one was to oversee the marketing and branding of a $120M construction site at one of the largest casinos in the world. Every day thousands of people would drive by the project site and see the artwork and signage I created.
What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
My advice for women who want to work in construction is to be confident, ambitious, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Always try to learn something new or take on a new role.