BSCI Staff Hit the Road
The next time you’re at a trade show or industry expo, take a look around for representatives from Auburn's McWhorter School of Building Science (BSCI).
As the academic administrator for the Executive Certificate and Master of Building Construction programs, Joline Landry is just one of the BSCI staff members you may spot at a show near you. “We started going to conferences and expos in 2013 just to promote the distance programs,” Landry said. “Now we promote all of our programs as well as career placement and BSCI summer camps.” Along with Landry, staff members Eva Wesche, Brandon Clarke and Angie White all take turns attending conferences across the country. They have attended expos hosted by a wide range of industry organizations, including Associated General Contractors of America, the Construction Management Association of America, Design-Build Institute of America and World of Concrete.
The staff members say that trade shows and conferences are a great way to get out the word about educational opportunities at Auburn. Many companies that are looking for educational incentives for employees are pleased to learn about BSCI’s distance education programs. The staff members also love meeting people from around the world and connecting with Auburn alumni. “They always yell out ‘War Eagle,’” Landry said. “They light up when they see us there, and we love to talk with them and promote our programs.” Wesche agrees that being noticed by alumni is always fun. “They absolutely love it, especially when they see Aubie!” she stated. “It connects them back to their Auburn Family.”
If you see these friendly representatives at a conference please stop by and say hi, and if you know of a conference that would be a good opportunity for promoting BSCI, please reach out and let us know!
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