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)

Phil Barlow, College of Architectural Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The Cal Poly Construction Management program does an amazing job giving students opportunities to receive summer internships. Just about every student in the CM program will have some form of summer internship during their time at Cal Poly. All CM classes are designed to prepare students for internships. That being said, there is no specific class within the CM curriculum that is 100% Internship focused. Allowing students an opportunity to take a course that would focus on preparing them for their summer internships, students will be more confident and better equipped to take on the tasks of an intern at a construction company. This course is designed to teach skills and concepts related to internships within the construction industry. These skills and concepts will teach students how to get the most out of their internships and navigate potential scenarios they might face. This paper will analyze student interest in taking this course. It will also decide some of the topics that will be taught. A survey was conducted in order to receive feedback from Construction Management students about interest in this course. The results of this survey showed that this course does not have enough student interest to implement into the curriculum.

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