Granger hits college fairs to find new employees, interns
It’s no secret that the construction industry is booming. New college graduates in construction and engineering-related fields and workers with existing industry experience are in-demand to help keep pace with the expanding pace of construction opportunities.
Granger Construction has always been proactive in attempting to recruit the next generation of construction experts, and, as a growing company, this recruitment activity has only increased in recent years.
“An important part of our recruitment strategy is to identify young and talented people that want to launch their careers at a great company,” said Matt Bozung, human resources director at Granger. “Their energy, innovative ideas, and outlook on our company are refreshing and help us to collectively push for new ways to improve.”
This strategy is executed frequently during fall, which brings the start of the school year and an increase in recruitment activities at universities across the country. Granger is active in recruiting future employees at career fairs and related college-sponsored events at institutions like Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan.
In recent years, Granger has welcomed employees and interns from a variety of institutions across Michigan and the Midwest.
Part of Granger’s appeal is its unique internship program, which has become a sought-after experience for many students, according to Bozung.
“Not only do we provide a quality learning experience in the field or office, but it’s our goal to deliver a realistic job preview for each intern,” he said. “We want our interns to see themselves as a Granger employee and the time they spend with their internship managers, with fellow Granger team members, and with senior leadership illustrates the quality of the people here and how much we care about each other – things that are core attributes of our employee value proposition.”
Like most companies, Granger has certain attributes that it looks for in potential employees and interns.
“We try to identify people that are naturally self-starters and that communicate well in a variety of mediums,” said Bozung.
Upcoming College Fairs
- October 17: Ferris State University Construction Management
- October 27: Eastern Michigan University Construction Management
- November 3: University of Michigan ASCE (Civil Engineering)