Student Achievement

Placement of Graduates

YearGraduatesSurvey respondents% EmployedProfessional Achievement ***
2013-2014761003
2014-20151210100
2015-201610101001
2016-201715111001
2017-20181410100
2018-2019109100

*** Graduates in the Professional Achievement column received Licensed Architect Certification or established own businesses.

Job Titles From Placement Data

Material Coordinator
Engineering II
Mechanical Design Engineer
Structural Designer
Associate Architect
Project Engineer
Structural Designer
Industrial Designer
Drafter/Designer Technician

Capital Projects Manager
Senior Mechanical
Designer
Project Manager
CNC Department Manager
Manager
Industrial Engineer
Senior Engineering Manager
Drafter II
President

Mechanical Drafter
GIS Analyst
Inspector
Engineering Director
Lead Mechanical Designer
Engineering Director
Construction Manager
Assistant Superintendent

Employer Survey

The employer survey was designed to obtain information relative to the performance of graduates of the Industrial Technology program. The survey contained two sections seeking information on graduate’s professional and technical skills. The professional skills section was divided into interpersonal skills (Teamwork/Communication) and the technical skills section was divided into (Knowledge of Field, Quality, and Timeliness).

Graduates were rated on a scale ranging from excellent, good, fair, or needs improvement.

Graduates from the department of Industrial Technology find jobs in different and reputable companies, institutions, and agencies of government.

An  employer survey was designed and conducted to obtain information relative to the performance of graduates of both construction and design options. The survey contained two sections seeking information on graduate professional and technical skills.  The professional skills section was divided into interpersonal skills (Teamwork/Communication) and the technical skills section was divided into (Knowledge of Field, Quality, and Timeliness).  Graduates were rated on a scale ranging from excellent, good, fair, or needs improvement. The data revealed the following:

Feedback ItemExcellentGoodFairImprovement Needed
Teamwork/Communication50%  25%25%none
Adaptability Flexibility75%12.5 %12.5 %none
Knowledge of the Field25%50%  25%none
Task Performance50%  50%  nonenone
Possibility for Advancement25%50%  25%none

Construction Option

Employers indicated on the Interpersonal Skills (Teamwork/Communication) section that 75% of graduates rated excellent and 25% rated Good. On the Adaptability or Flexibility section, 100% of graduates were rated excellent. On the Knowledge of Field section, 50% of graduates were rated excellent and 50% rated good. Under the Task Performance (Quality) section, 75% of graduates rated excellent and 25% rated good. On the Task Performance (Timeliness) section, 100% of graduates were rated excellent. 

Design Option

On the Interpersonal Skills (Teamwork/Communication) section, 75% of graduates were rated excellent.  On the Adaptability or Flexibility, Knowledge of Field, Task Performance (Quality and Timeliness) sections, 100% of graduates were rated excellent.  

Alabama Gardens

Students from the ITEC – Construction Technology Tract participated in the Alabama Gardens Project on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  They joined efforts with other stakeholders in a collaborative effort of the community as it continued to rebuild/restore a part of Third Ward after the ravages of hurricane Harvey.

Mr. Rodney Goudeau, an ITEC – Construction major and native Houstonian, was instrumental in the coordination efforts.  Mr. J. D. Green, lead caretaker of the gardens, remarked that “it is this type of dedication and commitments of bright and talented young individuals that make my role so rewarding.”  He was very pleased to have the support of our construction students, “especially the foreign students that felt so much at home in the community” that they joined hands with their other local students to support the community and TSU. 

Students continue to assist with the Alabama Garden Project and Habitat for Humanity house building programs.

JE Dunn Construction announces new Student Workshop at TexasSouthern University

To help students transition from the role of student to that of young professionals, JE Dunn Construction is pleased toannounce its new Professional Development Workshop Series.
The series consists of 2-hour educational sessions over a 6-week period and is designed to give students practical skillsthat will yield promising results in today’s career marketplace. Students will gain real-world “take-aways” like anelevator pitch, resume, self-assessment and an after-graduation plan. Most importantly, student participants will have exposure to high-level mentors that will answer questions directly, frankly and always with the single purpose ofenabling their success.
Marvin Carolina, Vice President says

“As we continue to develop our talent acquisition across the country, we thinkit is necessary and fitting to help students understand the transition from students to valued team members. We are excited and proud to kick-off this program with TSU. It truly exemplifies our company’s mission to enrich lives throughinspired people and place