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Undergraduate Student

Matthew C. Hopkins

Major: Building Construction

Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2017


I was always curious about the construction business while growing up in Northern Virginia. After an internship in residential housing, I chose to major in building construction. Choosing the building construction path was one of the best decisions of my life. This past summer I completed an internship for Kiewit, a Fortune 500 construction company. I was an estimator for three weeks in Crystal City, Virginia, and was then moved to Maryland to work as an office engineer on a large-scale government project. By the end of summer I worked in a field engineer role on the project. I have been trained in multiple aspects in the field of construction, for example, how to process submittals and RFI’s (requests for information) for various projects. After my summer experience I feel confident that I can do any task that is put in front of me.

In the Wood Enterprise Institute, I would like to learn about the problem-solving processes of owning your own business. I have seen multiple people start their own business — some successful, some not so successful. Someday I may want to start my own business and I feel that this class will give me the tools I need to be successful.

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