Allyssa graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering with a Business Minor in May 2015. While there, she participated in the American Society of Civil Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers. As a project engineer, Allyssa is involved in projects from pre-construction to close out, and her daily activities include checking and expediting submittals, tracking RFIs, and distributing and pricing RFPs or design changes. Her excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask make her a great addition to the team.
What was your draw to the construction industry?
As a commercial loan officer, my dad always enjoyed checking out the projects he was financing and would bring me with him whenever he could. Since then, I’ve always been interested in the AEC industry as a whole, but after a few internships I learned that the construction side was the most interesting to me.
What was your first job?
Starting at 16, I worked as a hostess/server at Texas Roadhouse through high school. I kept it as a summer job my after my freshman year.
What is something most people wouldn’t know?
I started playing club soccer as a kid and have been playing ever since. I played and refereed intramurals in college. Currently, I play in a co-ed soccer league every Saturday. The games are on a full field and are 90 minutes long.
What aspect about your job do you enjoy most?
Every day is different with new challenges and tasks. It keeps me on my toes.
Three career lessons:
- Always ask questions. No Question is dumb.
- Admit if you made a mistake sooner rather than later – problems are easier to solve when you catch them early on and if you get help.
- Keep your personal and work life balanced – there will always be something you can be working on so you have to learn with it’s time to call it quits for the day.