Construction Administration News

5 Tips to Achieve Your Optimal Work/School/Life Balance

Considering graduate school? Wondering how to fit it in amidst your work and family life? Read on for our advice.

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Two Construction Administration Students Receive Inaugural Elizabeth and Leon Daniels Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of faculty member Jaime Daniels, two students in the M.S. in Construction Administration program will receive awards of $5,000 each to be applied to their fall tuition.

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Getting Into Graduate School: What Do Admissions Directors Seek in an Application?

From internships to recommendation letters to supplemental essays, admissions professionals shared the do’s and don’ts of applying to graduate school.

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Alumnus Q&A: Finding a Dream Job with a Construction Administration Degree

Greg Brooks, Columbia University School of Continuing Education class of 2013, had an MBA and a 20-year career as a private banker. Now he manages all renovation projects for HSBC Bank nationwide. His M.S. in Construction Administration from Columbia helped him get there.

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Home Building Permits Rise to the Highest Level Since October 2008

The US Census Bureau reported that home building construction permits have risen to the highest level since October of 2008. This indication of a small but steady recovery in the construction industry is good news to professionals who battle a difficult economy, slow starts in groundbreakings, and many stalled construction projects around the country.

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Construction Administration Student Moonlights as Manhattanville Engineer

Chris Colangelo is studying Construction Administration while working as a staff engineer on the Manhattanville campus expansion.

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New York Building Permits Jump

New construction permits in New York are on the rise, which may be a sign that the city's construction industry is picking up steam, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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City and Columbia Expand Certification Program for Minority, Women and Locally Owned Businesses

The construction management certification program, a joint Columbia University-New York City Small Business Services mentorship program for minority, women and local entrepreneurs, was featured in Columbia News. The nine-month program’s curriculum is based on the School of Professional Studies’s master of science in construction administration.

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Professional Women in Construction Scholarship Awards for Fall 2010

The organization Professional Women in Construction (PWC) has awarded four scholarships to female students who are either currently enrolled as degree candidates or have been admitted to the fall 2010 semester of the M.S. in Construction Administration program.

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An Artful Project

Construction M.S.Program Advisory Board member Leith ter Muelen, principal of Landair Project Resources, featured in the Projects @ Work article entitled, "An Artful Project," which showcases Landair's work on the renovation of the David H. Koch Theater at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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