Landrey Miller is a construction management student graduating in spring 2023. Miller was inspired to pursue a career in construction by her grandfather, a former professor at Missouri State University.
She is vice president of Missouri State Women in Construction, historian of Sigma Lambda Chi Construction Fraternity and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Miller interned with DeWitt Construction and McCarthy Construction. Upon graduation, she will begin working full-time in the construction industry.
What got you interested in construction management?
I’ve always been interested in the construction industry, but my grandpa was one of the main reasons why I wanted to be a part of it. My grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease my freshman year of college and was once a professor at Missouri State in Kemper Hall where I’ve studied throughout the years. So, I ended up following my dreams and getting to honor my grandpa in some way.
What have you enjoyed most about your time at Missouri State?
There are so many amazing moments that I’ve had the opportunity to experience these past four years at Missouri State. I met my best friends for life through my sorority, experienced unforgettable trips with the construction department and grew so much as a person. I’ve loved being a part of the construction industry because I have grown so many relationships with my classmates, as well as my professors, who have encouraged me to be the best I can be along the way.
How has your time with the College of Business prepared you for your career?
The College of Business has prepared me for my career in many ways. There are so many opportunities to get out and talk with future employers through the Career Fair. The Career Fair has helped me build relationships with many construction companies since I’ve had the chance to talk with them every year.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I accepted a project engineer position with Whiting-Turner Construction in their Springfield, Missouri, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, locations.
What are your long-term career goals?
My long-term career goals are to work my way up with the company I’m working for and to enjoy every moment while I’m doing it. Leadership roles take hard work and dedication with any company, and that is what I plan to do.
What tips would you have for a first-year student interested in construction management?
Get involved any way you can. It’s nerve-racking at first to jump right in, but the risk is worth the reward. Go on the out-of-town trips with the construction industry because, I promise you, those are some trips I’ll never forget. Join the construction club or the Missouri State Women in Construction Club; this will help you form relationships with your classmates who you’ll spend most of your next four years with!