2022 Graduate Stories

Building Connections at RWU Leads Construction Management Grad to Success

By Melanie Thibeault
A headshot of Kyle Mozdzierz

Kyle Mozdzierz ’22, a Construction Management major and Sustainability minor, will be employed as a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Building Information Modeling (BIM) design engineer at Dimeo Construction Company in Providence, R.I. As part of his role, Mozdzierz will coordinate plans from different parties including plumbers, architects, and electricians to know how a building will function before it’s constructed, he said.  

Career Center Leads to Internships: “I’ve had three internships with three different companies. I found those because of career fairs at Roger and using the Center for Career and Professional Development. My first internship was with Gilbane Building Company, who came across my resume from a career fair. They took me on as a first-year student. I worked on an elementary school in Connecticut and got experience with project documents and field work.”  

Competitions and Coursework: “I was part of ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) competition teams. They give you a building design and deliverables. You get to work with people in the industry. Those are huge hotbeds for finding jobs and opportunities. I also took an advanced BIM class, which gave me more in-depth knowledge of software I’ll be using on the job.” 

Industry Connections: “I want to emphasize the connections that Roger gets you, which has been huge for me. In the industry, you need to know people. Before Roger, I didn’t know anyone. This was a good way to get those connections. The professors absolutely look after you. Professors Emmer and Celik have been a huge help with looking for jobs.”  

Mozdzierz is from Ellington, Conn. He is president of the Construction Management Club at RWU.  

Every May, as Commencement nears, RWU spotlights members of the graduating class. Suggestions are welcome. Email: stories@rwu.edu 

2022 Graduate Stories