Making a Lasting Mark Through Civil Engineering
Jared Ramos, RWU Class of 2018
Jared Ramos '18 works as a project engineer for the Gilbane Building Company. While studying Civil Engineering at RWU, Ramos landed two internships at Gilbane that led to his current position. Now, he takes on projects that let him be creative and make a lasting mark, such as designing a 10-story commercial building in Boston’s Seaport District.
Ramos fondly recalls his RWU experience, especially his time spent living in a Living and Learning Community (LLC). Here, he was immersed in connection with other students interested in engineering, construction management, and architecture.
“Being in an LLC living with engineering, construction management, and architecture students was an experience I’ll never forget. We had similar interests but different ideas. It was a big influence for me,” said Ramos.
Ramos recommends the LLC experience to all incoming RWU students. While studying at RWU, he worked in the Admissions office, and had the opportunity to offer this advice to the prospective students he met there. While this job was not directly related to his field of study, Ramos credits it with teaching him workplace skills that benefit him every day.
Ramos says RWU’s small class sizes made a huge difference for him. By his Junior and Senior years, Ramos was talking advanced classes with only 10-12 students in each. He says that these small classes allowed him to gain direct experience with his work and to develop close relationships with his professors.
“By the time I was a Junior and Senior in advanced classes there were only 10-12 students in each class, so we were all really close with our professors. I remember one professor who would stay late after class helping students with projects, working on robotics, having fun and always being there for support. You could tell he really cared,” said Ramos.
At Gilbane, Ramos has the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. His company is invested in mentoring and supporting the next generation as they progress in their careers. Ramos speaks of the future with excitement in his voice, and looks ahead to a long and productive career doing what he loves.