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Initial Student Perception of the Benefits of Participation on an International ASC Competition Team

8 pagesPublished: September 26, 2020

Abstract

The construction industry is becoming more diverse and global in terms of the project workforce. There is a significant need for universities to provide educational opportunities for students in order to prepare them to operate in a global market. Currently, there are limited opportunities to gain an international experience in construction management programs in the U.S., with most being limited to a study abroad program. But the advent of the International ASC Student Competitions has opened new opportunities for students to engage in a collaborative team and gain exposure to internationalization in construction. This paper surveyed students from two such teams to determine their perceptions of the experience, with all students indicating the benefits far outweigh the challenges of being on such a team. These initial perceptions point to further study the significance of these international competition teams in terms of increasing student experiences abroad.

Keyphrases: global, international collaboration, student competition, student experiences, study abroad

In: Tom Leathem (editor). Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 56th Annual International Conference, vol 1, pages 170--177

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{ASC2020:Initial_Student_Perception_of,
  author    = {Blake Wentz and Heather Yates and Sreemala Das Majumder},
  title     = {Initial Student Perception of the Benefits of Participation on an International ASC Competition Team},
  booktitle = {Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 56th Annual International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {1},
  pages     = {170--177},
  year      = {2020},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, https://easychair.org},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/gRK6},
  doi       = {10.29007/kkv6}}
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