Industry connections draws student back for CM degree

Darcy Wojciechowski grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming but wanted to expand her horizons beyond her hometown. So during high school, she arranged her schedule to graduate a semester early and moved to Billings, Montana to attend Montana State University-Billings she only stayed a semester before moving back to Sheridan and enrolling at Sheridan College to complete her general studies courses and explore career options.

Love of travel

Wojciechowski always loved traveling and, while at Sheridan College, spent a Semester at Sea through the University of Virginia. Starting from the Bahamas, the group circumnavigated the globe with stops in South America, Africa, Asia, and Central America. After completing her associate degree in business, she moved to Denver and enrolled at the University of Colorado-Denver to pursue a bachelor’s of international business.

Changing plans

Too late she realized that she didn’t like the subject and would be miserable pursuing it as a career. But, feeling she was too far along in her studies to walk away, she buckled down to finish her degree. During this time Wojciechowski interned as an event coordinator and, after graduating, took over the position full-time. The job gave her the opportunity to work with several construction companies, including Milender-White, PCL, and RK Mechanical on community service projects around Denver. This gave her a glimpse into the construction industry and she was intrigued. Despite having no construction background, Wojciechowski decided to go back school to pursue a construction management degree.


At CSU, Wojciechowski was heavily involved in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) student chapter. She was also on the ABC competition team the past two years. “I believe in what ABC stands for and the opportunities gained from membership are priceless as a student. The Rocky Mountain Chapter could not be more supportive of students in the CM program.” She was also a member of Sigma Lambda Chi Construction Honor Society.

Her tenure on the ABC team was marked by back-to-back first place wins and was the most memorable part of her time as a CM student. “To say I gained valuable knowledge from being on the team is an understatement and the relationships that I formed with my teammates is irreplaceable,” she said.

Wojciechowski began working for FCI Constructors on a part-time basis in March of 2017 and then completed a full-time summer internship with them. Upon graduation, she will join the company full-time.

The Department of Construction Management is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.