Growing up as an only child just south of Denver, Department of Construction Management graduating senior, Cayden Fish, is the first Colorado State University graduate in his family. He attended CSU on a whim because his mother introduced the CM program to him as something that might be of interest.
Fish entered the program with no prior construction experience. However, during his tenure as a student, he completed three “great internships” with Swinerton Builders.
“Considering my lack of experience joining CSU CM,” said Fish, “I feel very prepared to start my career running. The internships that the program has helped me obtain and complete have taught me the technical skills that I will need to be a valuable team member.”
Fish also commented on his time spent completing the CM Cares Elke project was extremely impactful and memorable. He said, “Working with a team of students who were once strangers was an amazing opportunity to develop both my soft skills as well as my technical abilities. This experience left me not only with some lifelong friends, but a true passion for contributing to the community.”
Asked about accomplishments he’s most proud of during his time in CM, Fish listed completing the CM Cares Elke project; taking first place in the Associated Builders and Contractors construction management competition team; rebuilding the presence of the CSU U.S. Green Building Council student chapter on campus, where Fish started as a club member and worked his way up to become club president, and eventually passing on “a really cool club to some well-deserving students.”
Post-graduation, Fish has a full-time job with Swinerton Builders. He hopes to grow with the company and make a lasting impact on the industry.
His advice for current students? “Immerse yourself! Involvement in clubs, competition teams, and other opportunities is a rare chance to meet future industry leaders – take advantage of it!”
The Department of Construction Management is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.