On Thursday, October 29, 2020, for the 3rd consecutive year, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) participated in the City College of New York’s (CCNY) Annual Majors Jamboree event, organized by CCNY’s Career and Professional Development Institute.
DDC Infrastructure Division Senior Traffic Engineer, Asheque Rahman, represented the agency at this career development event. This year the event was hosted virtually. The virtual platform provided students with an opportunity to meet CCNY faculty and alums and to get information related to STEAM career fields and advice on deciding on a major and/or minor.
Mr. Rahman spoke to various students and shared his experience working at DDC as a Senior Traffic Engineer. He also specifically advised students on choosing the appropriate engineering major and shared details about the function of DDC and its STEAM Initiatives Program. Mr. Rahman is a proud alumnus of CCNY. He has participated in the CCNY Majors Jamboree since 2012.
Mr. Rahman stated, "Students often face different types of pressure and challenges. My advice for students is that they should explore more than one option to increase their knowledge and understanding of different fields, and also to consider all the pros and cons, while strategically educating and keeping others, like family members in the loop during the process of making the best decision in selecting a career field to pursue in college."
About the NYC Department of Design and Construction
The Department of Design and Construction is the City’s primary capital construction project manager. In supporting Mayor de Blasio’s long-term vision of growth, sustainability, resiliency, equity and healthy living, DDC provides communities with new or renovated public buildings such as such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, and new or upgraded roads, sewers and water mains in all five boroughs. To manage this $14 billion portfolio, DDC partners with other City agencies, architects and consultants, whose experience bring efficient, innovative and environmentally-conscious design and construction strategies to City projects. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/ddc