College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The construction industry remains one of the most male dominate industries in the workforce. With universities like California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, SLO) is placing significance on construction related career paths by offering coursework and graduate studies in construction management. That means a more diverse group of people, including women, are getting exposed to the construction industry and pursuing a college degree so they can obtain a good job. At Cal Poly, a new club was created to empowering women in construction through mentorship, youth outreach, industry support, and strengthening department interrelations. The purpose of this paper is to present new data on what a mentoring program for the Cal Poly Women in Construction (CPWIC) Club should be set up as. This data was provided by industry member as well as member of the CPWIC club through questionnaire. The program is looking to have a 2:1 ratio of mentors to mentees and communication monthly between the mentor groups. Descriptions and graphics throughout the paper further explain the analyze the research that was done to gather results.