Emerging Professionals & Students
Opportunities for Graduates
As part of our hiring strategies, we focus our efforts on hiring early career professionals. We offer emerging professionals the opportunity to meet and work with leading experts in the industry. CHA provides the tools, resources, and guidance they need to grow professionally and personally.
We are dedicated to helping build our industry’s talent. By working with students who are exploring different career paths, we encourage them to pursue careers in engineering, architecture, planning, surveying, construction, technology and much more.
We support and volunteer for a number of organizations dedicated to promoting technical careers. We help students develop relationships in the engineering industry through mentoring, job shadowing and our internship program. CHA is involved in the ACE Mentor Program, Project Lead The Way, Future City Competition, and the Job Shadowing Program.
Opportunities for Students
CHA has an extensive and competitive Summer Internship Program. Each summer, CHA employs over 40 interns throughout our offices in the United States and Canada. Over the 8 to 12 week duration of CHA’s internship program, our interns participate in authentic learning experiences that help them improve and develop skills. These opportunities include:
- Real hands on experience; performance of entry level responsibilities
- Teamwork among fellow interns and technical team members
- Technical presentations
- Project site visits
- Research project and presentation participation
- Social outings & community outreach opportunities
- Field work
Our internship program aims to prepare students for the entry-level working environment and provide them with the best resources to be successful in their future careers. We start recruiting and speaking with students as early as September for consideration in the following year's program. Ideally, we seek students who are going into their junior or senior year of college with the goal of potentially making an offer to top performing graduating interns.
In pursuit of being the best in the industry, CHA’s Talent Acquisition Team and our technical staff attend career fairs throughout the fall and spring to seek top talent for our entry-level hiring effort. Each career fair is strategically planned based on the needs of the company.
Our approach to attending career fairs is to continue to build relationships, create a presence at selected schools, attract and hire top talent, and market the company. We do this all in new, innovative ways to stay ahead of the competition.