The Architecture and Sustainability and Facility Management programs’ reputations for developing high-caliber graduates has resulted in a nearly 100% placement rate. Your future employers know you have been well prepared for professional life and that you will make valuable contributions to the organizations that are in your future.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Facility Management takes some Ferris grads into corporations and others into parks and recreation. Andrew MacIver, a 2013 Facility Management graduate, is Parks & Recreation Coordinator for the city of Marquette, Michigan.
“There are experiences everyone learns while in college, but the most valuable lessons to me came from professors who pushed us and gave us the best chance at a better life in the real world. We learned to take criticism, hold ourselves accountable, and push our interest to the limits so we could be successful after we graduated.”
Many of Andrew’s successes, such as new bath houses and a playground at the Tourist Park Campground, are visible to Marquette’s residents and visitors. Other responsibilities are administrative, such as contract management for all leases and user agreements for Marquette’s parks facilities, planning for the Parks & Recreation’s five-Year Master plan, and redesigning the Parks & Recreation portion of Marquette’s website.
Some of my best experiences at Ferris were working as a Zamboni Driver at the Ewigleben Sports Complex, volunteering with the Student Alumni Gold Club, becoming a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, and spending long hours in the computer labs with my classmates.”