Careers in Construction ABC

By: Barbara Holtzapple, Director of Education, ABC Keystone

Did you know that Millersville University has a Student Chapter of ABC?

Undergraduates in Construction Management, Occupational Safety, Applied Engineering, Robotic Control Systems, Technology, Graphic Communications and more get together every other week to network and learn about the construction industry. Many of them come from outside the local area and are pursuing internship and work opportunities with member firms. They are a captive, eager audience for those members who choose to get involved and can become key partners in growing your future workforce moving forward.

What does participation look like?

It can be as easy as attending a Student Chapter meeting on campus to discuss current or interesting projects or providing a “day in the life” presentation. It can mean hosting the students at a jobsite or at your office to give them an inside look at the industry. Or it can take the form of internships or co-op experiences where individuals are immersed for a time in your project management, estimating or other relevant teams. Mock interviews, mentoring sessions and other on-campus activities are also available. Your participation level is up to you!

We are actively looking to partner with other local colleges and universities through the ABC Student Chapter Network. If you have a connection or active interest in starting a program at another institution, please reach out, and we will explore the possibilities with you.

Whether you would like to learn more about the ABC Student Chapter Program at Millersville University, have any questions about the program, would like to help start a program at another school or are ready to sign up to participate, simply contact Barbara Holtzapple ( We look forward to partnering with you!

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Posted September 9, 2021