Career start as a Civil Engineer.

Career start as a Civil Engineer at CHRISTMANN + PFEIFER

Step-by-step: From internship to master's thesis to permanent employment.

With all that academic knowledge, how will you ever get your act together in practice? This is a worry for many future Civil Engineers. We can reassure them! No matter which young professional you approach at our company - they would all take pressure off the boiler: Everything comes together. The same thing happened to Julian Pimpl. Today, the now 25-year-old is a Civil Engineer at C + P. He is firmly in the saddle. This has happened step-by-step.

First internship and working student...

"I did part of my basic internship at C + P in structural steelwork and, among other things, learned very specifically how to staple and clamp. That's when the first bond with the company was forged. At the "GUT", the Giessen Business Days of the Technical University of Central Hesse, where companies from the construction sector present themselves to students, I sought out the conversation with C + P. I found out that it was also possible to work here as a working student, and it was only then that I realized how broad the portfolio of construction services offered by C + P actually is. That was ideal for me because after all I come from the area around the company's headquarters in Angelburg.

...then master's thesis and career start with permanent position

Shortly thereafter, I started as a working student at C + P. Once a week, I created parts lists at the company and calculated the tonnages for individual industrial construction projects. It's good to slowly get into practice on a regular basis with a specific task while you're still studying, I can really recommend that. At some point, I was even further advanced in my studies and had various topics to choose from for the master's thesis. A combination of modular construction and BIM (Building Information Modeling) particularly appealed to me, and since C + P was building up a lot in these very areas at the same time and had a lot of development to show, I then spent six months researching and working in modular construction. By the end of my studies, I was so deeply immersed in the topic that I was offered a job as a Civil Engineer for Sales and Digitalization in the area of modular construction.

Transition from study to work succeeds step-by-step

Modular construction and BIM - the combination hooked me. I discovered these topics for myself and also learned a lot about myself and which working methods and focal points suit me. I particularly appreciate the sales work and the collaboration with customers. As a young employee, it's exciting to redesign the interaction with customers via BIM. Then there's the wealth of experience of the "old hands" - this combination is instructive for me as a newcomer every day. The transition from my studies to my job has really been a step-by-step process for me.

My tip would be to slowly expand your practice network and, above all, to maintain it. It always helps to stay in touch and on the ball. You should also not overtax yourself or put yourself under artificial pressure - it is enough to take one step at a time and always seek out in which direction you might take the next step. It's normal that you have to slowly put theory and practice together yourself...".