Student Spotlight - Cameron Sousa

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 12, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Here, We Soar! Do you want to see how student Cameron Sousa soars?

Student Spotlight! Cameron Sousa of Hudson is majoring in Engineering Technology with a concentration in construction management.

Sousa has been the president of the university chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Chapter for the past year. This chapter is all about building relationships with industry professionals, getting knowledge and insight from experts, attending professional meetings and site visits, and exploring opportunities for internships and jobs. Students interested in joining should contact Cameron at csousa11@student.fitchburgstate.edu. As chapter president, his duties include running workshops and bringing employers to classes to speak.

He also tells Fitchburg State's story as part of the university's Hometown High program, in which he visits local high schools to talk about the construction management program with prospective students.

“My favorite part of the Construction Management program is that so many of the students have a background in a trade, and so do I, which is something I was very surprised when coming in," said Sousa, who has worked at Columbia Construction as a field engineer (and whose hobbies outside school include woodworking and fishing).

Sousa said that he chose Fitchburg State because it is a smaller campus and the professors really get to know the students. Among them is Professor Abdel Mustafa, who Sousa said makes every class challenging but interesting.

While Sousa originally planned to pursue a career in vocational education, he's been hooked on Engineering Technology since he arrived and hasn't looked back.

In five years Sousa said he sees himself continuing on to get his master's or working for an industry specializing in construction law.

For more information about the Engineering Technology department visit, http://ow.ly/9Hof50HTkN9 . #soaring #thisishowIsoar #fitchburgstate 

By Caroline Lanni

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