Special Programs

The McWhorter School of Building Science

Special Programs

The McWhorter School of Building Science is committed to providing its faculty, staff and students with outstanding special programs that enable them to succeed with both their educational and career goals.

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The Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration promotes academic excellence and the importance of the collaborative process in order to form strong relationships with students, industry, product producers, and other academic institutions. The Center focuses on innovative approaches to problems and processes, while maintaining core values centered on sustainability and impact on built environments. 

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Building Science study abroad offers opportunities for students to participate in a traveling classroom setting. The program has recently travelled to South America, Europe and China. Other locations are possible depending on the faculty proposals. Students are typically offered this opportunity during the summer term of the senior year and will receive course credit for BSCI-4990 and BSCI-4850.

Opportunities Abroad

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One of the three missions of Auburn University is Outreach. The School of Building Science at Auburn University highly values the close relationship it has held for over fifty years with the construction industry.

Outreach Programs

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The BSCI Field Lab Experiential learning is incorporatesd experiential learning into the curriculum to give the student a complete view of potential issues on a jobsite. at the BSCI Field Lab.

Field Lab

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The McWhorter School of Building Science works with employers to arrange on-campus interviews for Auburn University students. If you would like to schedule an interview date, please contact Cassandra Calloway at 334-844-5314.

 

View the BSCI Interview Calendar.

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Every Spring and Fall the McWhorter School of Building Science invites our industry partners to participate in a Career Fair.

 

FYI: Registration for the 2017 McWhorter School of BSCI Spring Career Fair will open December 1st and close February 3rd, 2017. Please register online here.

 

For more information or if you would like to schedule interviews, please contact Cassandra Calloway at 334.844.5314.

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The annual Building Construction Camp is open to teens (9th-12th graders) considering a career in architecture or building science. Students in this camp will learn construction basics and how to integrate building design with site, climate, function, and “green” considerations. Each day will include instruction by faculty in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction as well as hands-on activities. Participants stay and dine on-campus. In addition, students will participate in social and recreational activities.

 

Information on 2017 camps to come.

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Below is a listing of a few things we do to assist students & BSCI Alums in preparing for a career within the construction industry.

 

  • Résumé Building/Cover letter writing
  • Successful  Interview Techniques
  • Job/ Internship search
  • Successful Networking Techniques
  • Tips on Etiquette(Professional/Business attire, Communication, Dining)
  • Career Fair preparation

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Paul Holley

Paul Holley

Director-CCIC; Wilborn Endowed Professor for Senior Faculty

334-844-5377