Co-Op

Co-Ops Learn to Lead Through Summer Seminar

HPM's Emerging Leaders program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to explore a career in program management while gaining real world experience. As they work alongside industry experts, these students discover the business fundamentals needed to accelerate their careers. Last week, our co-ops gathered at our Birmingham office for…
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Emerging Leaders: A Q&A with a Project Management Co-Op Student

HPM’s Emerging Leaders Program prepares students to enter a competitive workplace, providing hands-on experience and a better understanding of the planning, design and construction process. Rebekah Spoor, a civil engineering student at the University of Alabama, recently completed our co-op program with three semesters in the Emerging Leaders Program. The Michigan native spent her last semester working in the field with our team at Round Rock Independent School District in Round Rock,…
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Emerging Leaders: A Q&A with a Preconstruction Co-Op Student

As a professional services firm, we teach our co-op students more than construction. The Emerging Leaders program exposes students to business acumen, accounting, marketing, and business development in addition to all aspects of construction management. Co-op student Rachel Bengert spent her fall semester working in our Preconstruction Services department. A…
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College Career Fairs in the Time of COVID-19

HPM’s Medora Gaddes has found the silver lining in virtual recruitment. The coronavirus pandemic has affected college campuses in countless ways. There are the obvious changes—mask requirements, smaller class sizes, and an increase in virtual learning opportunities—but dig a little deeper and you will discover that the need for social…
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Emerging Leaders: Is the HPM Co-Op Program Right for You?

By Medora Gaddes  The best way to kickstart your career success is by combining academics with on-the-job training through a cooperative education program or internship experience. Several full-time HPM employees are former co-op students or interns who have made a career with us in the fields of preconstruction, project management…
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Emerging Leaders: A Q&A with an HPM Co-Op

HPM’s cooperative (co-op) education program is a great way for college students to gain real-world experience outside of the classroom. Students who participate in our Emerging Leaders Program are better prepared to enter a competitive workplace. In fact, several of our full-time employees were once HPM co-op students or interns…
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