LMU grad has short journey to new job

Recent LMU grad Britney Calucag works as a project engineer for the company constructing the university’s new Life Sciences Building. — Credit: LMU

Britney Calucag had a short trip from her last college class to her first day on the job. She’s been hired as a project engineer by the company that is constructing the Life Sciences Building on Loyola Marymount University’s campus.

“I feel very blessed for the opportunity,” said Calucag, who earned her B.S. in civil engineering. “I was able to serve as an intern during the early construction, and now I have a job helping to build the new building.”

Calucag had interned for the building company, C.W. Driver of Pasadena, on the high-profile project last summer. As part of the project, the company is employing LMU engineering students as interns. C.W. Driver kept Calucag on a full year after her summer internship was done.

For her internship, Calucag read through the requests for information (RFIs) that came to the building site; she reviewed subcontractors’ questions and issues that needed to be clarified; and reviewed product data and installation submittals. “I saw what I was learning in the classroom being applied to the Life Sciences building,” she said.

By then, Calucag, fascinated with the building process, wanted to continue working with C.W. Driver. She was offered a full-time job after graduation. After a short visit home to Hawaii, she will begin her engineering career on the LMU campus.

She says the internship-turned-job has given her a unique perspective on how a career can be a meaningful experience. “I feel like I’m giving back to the LMU community, which has taught me so much,” Calucag said.


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October 25, 2014

  • Saturday, October 25

    World Apostolate of Fatima Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (noon Mass, Bishop Alexander Salazar presiding), Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (310) 890-7912.

    Our Lady of the Angels Region Congress, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood; $. (310) 216-9587.

    “Sing to the Lord!” formation day for music ministers, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

     “Ethical Care at the End of Life,” seminar addressing end-of-life issues, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Ave., Ventura. (805) 642-6403.

    Holiday Boutique, to support Little Sisters of the Poor, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jeanne Jugan Residence, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-0625.

    St. Pius-St. Matthias Academy Open House, 10 a.m., 7851 E. Gardendale St., Downey. (562) 861-2271.

    Requiem Mass, for children lost to miscarriage and stillbirth, 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, 510 N. El Molino St., Alhambra. (626) 733-2297.

     “Mission Music,” with De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, 2 p.m., Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica, 31520 Camino Capistrano,; $. [714] 928-9567.

    St. Philip the Apostle School Fall Festival, 2-10 p.m., 161 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena. (626) 795-9691.

    “Touch & Heal,” Cathedral Chapel  benefit concert, 4:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto HS, 2900 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles; $. (323) 930-5976.

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