Hello friends! I’m about to graduate from community college with my associates in arts, and transfer over to university to complete my bachelors degree in construction management by 2021.
I currently work full time for a dental business consulting firm as an account/project manager, and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity as a team leader in training each weekend doing carpentry, drywall, finish work, landscaping, and other general construction labor.
I am currently looking for jobs and internships in the construction management field, but I believe the fact that I have not yet transferred over to the university to begin my Junior year is a barrier to a construction management internships at this time, as it seems to be a requirement for most to all positions of this nature. With the class schedule required at state university, I would not be able to stay in my current position as a business consultant while still attending school full time, as I have been able to with night classes at community college. While I could hypothetically wait to apply until I have started at University in the fall, I am 21 and support myself financially, so I don’t can not afford to have a gap in employment.
With this, I wanted to see if any of you have suggestions as to what may be a position (labor or clerical) in the construction field that does not require a degree, and would be a step/couple steps-down so to speak from a construction/project management position? Or would it be best to apply for a general labor position?
Thank you so much in advance for your time and advice!