As a kid, Matt Franzosa always liked building things with his hands. By the time he was a senior in high school, he knew he wanted to be in construction. He was thrilled to find a school like Vermont Tech, which offered construction management as a major.
Matt admits to struggling academically when he first arrived. Fortunately, the faculty organized tutoring sessions for him, and his advisors encouraged him to set a high standard for achievement. He was determined to graduate with a job, and Career Services used their extensive network to line up interviews for Matt, which led to what he felt was a “great offer.”
“VTC is a tight-knit community,” Matt says. “The friends you make are friends you’ll have for the rest of your life.”
The company Matt works for is based in Oklahoma, but the projects he works on take him all over the United States. His responsibilities include creating estimate for projects that are worth as much as $65 million, so accuracy is critical. He credits Vermont Tech for preparing him so well.
“Professionals tell me how conscientious I am and how in-depth my work is,” says Matt. “VTC didn’t just help me get a job. It helped me start a career.”