SUNY Poly Student Competes in ASCE Construction Institute's Student Days
SUNY Poly Civil Engineering senior Jorge Zhiminaicela Yumbla (pictured above in the upper middle section) was selected to compete in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute (CI) Student Days over the summer, joining some of the top engineering students from across the country and meeting with potential employers that were seeking new talent. Student Days events provide information and tools participants need to stand out in a competitive job market while providing engineering recruiters with unique opportunities to get up close and personal with a stellar pool of candidates.
At the event, students are put into teams, where they are required to develop a written and oral real-world construction project proposal that takes all conditions into account, including local laws and regulations, as well as minimized impact to traffic, surrounding residential/commercial areas, and shareholders. The projects involve multiple disciplines, including but not limited to civil, foundations, concrete, and steel erection.
Reflecting on the experience, Jorge said, “I am incredibly thankful to have been given the opportunity to compete in the Construction Institute Student Days put on by the American Society of Civil Engineers. During the competition, my team and I prepared a proposal for the Denver International Airport’s East expansion, which encompassed a cost estimate, a project schedule, a written presentation, and an oral presentation. This experience allowed me to gain firsthand insight into this process and connect with exceptional peers and companies.”
Upon his graduation in 2024, Jorge is interested in working in the engineering/construction industry.