Marguerite Dittmar, Catholic University '24, is a Civil Engineering student from Washington, D.C. She has accepted a job as a Project Engineer at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. 

Briefly describe your new opportunity.

"I will be continuing a path in construction management as a project engineer for Whiting-Turner in the Charleston, South Carolina area."

How did your School of Engineering and Catholic University education help you find this career path?

"Catholic University and the School of Engineering helped me develop my love for construction. My classes with Dr. Rick Thompson extended my knowledge of the industry through immersive projects and empowering guest speakers. While at Catholic University, I also met many School of Engineering alumni and employees at my future company, who offered me lasting connections and helped me further my career with Whiting-Turner."

What activities were you involved in during undergrad?

"During my undergraduate career, I was a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. I was also on the Club Ultimate Frisbee team for a few years."

What were some highlights of your time at The Catholic University of America?

"I have enjoyed visiting many monuments and museums over the last few years. My favorite site visit was definitely going behind the scenes of the Air and Space Museum. I also loved supporting my friends in the Rome School in many stage productions."

What advice do you have for students during their own job search?

"Connections are so important! Make sure to keep previous friends, teachers, and employers as close contacts for future reference during your job search. Also, go to the job fair and talk to everyone! The employers will likely remember you if you come back every year."