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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  • Saturday, August 29

    Family Foster Care and Foster Adoption Info Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Children’s Bureau Family Center, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles. Children’s Bureau invites willing adults to become a resource family to children in foster care. Qualifying individuals (single or married) receive training, certification and support. (213) 342-0168. www.all4kids.org.

    A Pattern of Love and Forgiveness, 10 a.m.-4p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Cheryl Wunsch, Med RNCS, will share her faith journey to forgive the young man who murdered her mother. $50, lunch included. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    Grand Marian Procession, 3 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St., Los Angeles. Banners, flags, color guards and bagpipers will highlight the processional parade which starts at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with a Votive Mass and will end at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church “La Placita” with the benediction. www.thequeenofangels.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/451624838374689/.

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