Working with people can be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. When discussing about construction segment, working with people requires strong leadership skills, as well as project management abilities, for understanding the precise and determined role each person has to fill within the project and for aiming to get the best out of every man involved in the construction project. Working for Mitsubishi Power Systems since 2012 I have learned many other particular aspects of construction industry in terms of both soft skills and technical abilities, combining my training delivery competences, as I have provided OSHA safety training for workers, with supervision of workers and of contract work, calculation consultancy, monitoring and scheduling work activities.
Before landing in the construction industry, I have worked as Crew Chief and as Aircraft Engineer, Airframe & Power plant on Airport Operations for Comair Airlines/Delta Connection, on JFK Airport, New York, for four years, during 2007 - 2011. There I was responsible for leading a team of five mechanics for daily maintenance and inspections of Bombardier aircraft, as well as scheduling work assignments, or delivering reports to upper management. In the same time, I had constantly developed my technical skills through various training courses and applied the gained knowledge in my work for assuring the safety and the proper functioning of the airport operations.
I performed my education, in parallel with having full time employment, at Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York, graduating in 2012 with B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. During my studies I developed a Lightweight – Inflatable – Portable 500W vertical axis wind turbine for the U.S. Army, achieving consistent knowledge in CAD, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Mechanics, among others, as well as software proficiency in Solid Works, Pro-Engineer, Matlab, Autocad, BlueBeam, to name a few.
However, I know that I still have a lot to learn for pursuing a growing career in the construction industry, so that I can become a master in this domain by improving my skills, competencies and my knowledge. In this purpose, I am submitting my application at Columbia University, being convinced that this thorough, challenging and performing educational system will help me to achieve my career aspirations.