Name: Melissa Coley
Postion: Assistant Project Manager
Company: Interstate Electrical Services Corp.
Location: Windsor, CT
Name: Luiza Mills
Position: Vice President of Human Resources
Comapny: Interstate Electrical Services Corp.
What was your first position/job in the A/E/C Industry? This is the first position that I have had in the A/E/C industry. Previously, I worked for a CPA firm in auditing and several of my clients were contractors, so I had some familiarity with the industry.
Why the A/E/C Industry? I was referred by a friend. Once in the job, the industry sparked something in me. It was creative, fast paced and interesting. Every day was a new adventure and I just loved it. Eight years later, I joined Interstate, and twenty years later I still get a thrill with each new project and challenge.
Why the A/E/C Industry? My first job in the A/E/C industry was working for a developer who had a construction division. I worked as a project coordinator with a group of project managers and became very involved in the construction process.
Why the A/E/C Industry? I stumbled into the construction industry by accident, stayed for the paycheck, and thrived because of the dynamic challenge of the industry. My first exposure to construction was a college dormitory project in London.
Why the A/E/C Industry? I became interested in Architecture once reaching high school. But when introduced to the construction classes at Wentworth, I found myself drawn to the actual building, planning and estimating processes rather than the design portion of the project.
Why the A/E/C Industry? I always enjoyed the industry, and thought growing up that I would become an architect, but through the co-op process at Wentworth I found that the general contractors side of the industry was the best combination of everything I enjoyed.
Name: Christine Dunn
Postion: Principal | Architect
Years in the A/E/C Industry: 25
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Why the A/E/C Industry? Growing up a farm kid we built things all the time, and every summer I had a project. We spent hours building forts and mazes with bales of straw and hay. It was an amazing way to grow up because I quickly learned that you could create something amazing with the things around you.