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GREYSON MESSENGER, INTERN
My name is Greyson Messenger. I am 24 years old and a senior Construction Management student at Thomas Jefferson University East Falls in Philadelphia, PA. Since January 2021, I have been interning with Cyma Builders and assisting in project management operations on multiple projects while simultaneously being exposed to the many dimensions of construction management in a real-world setting. Prior to my internship at Cyma, I worked construction as a masonry laborer, landscaper, and commercial green roof installation in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This field experience coupled with my college courses has given me a well-rounded introductory understanding of what it takes to be a successful and effective project manager.
During my internship, Cyma Project Managers, Superintendents, and Safety have consistently set a great example for workplace professionalism and have imparted a wealth of knowledge in just a few short months that has helped me to better define what I seek to accomplish and achieve in this industry. I am confident this, along with my education, has set me up for success and will be one of the experiences I am most proud of as I enter the professional environment. I will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management in May 2021 and plan to continue learning as much as possible and working towards being an effective project manager and of benefit to whatever organization I am a part of. Regardless of where I end up post-graduation, I am extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to work at Cyma as I believe it to be an invaluable experience and a great hands-on introduction into the world of construction project management.
GREGORY OBERMEIER, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
In December 2020, Gregory Obermeier successfully completed an accelerated academic program graduating Magna Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. He first started working at CYMA Builders and Construction Managers as a part-time employee in 2016 as a Field Assistant. This experience drove Gregory to develop a passion for working in the Pharmaceutical Research & Development sector that further evolved in 2019 when he was advanced to an Assistant Project Manager. During this time, Gregory was able to work on a high-profile R&D Laboratory Renovation Project to support future cell therapy initiatives. Ultimately, he was able to further his knowledge, by working side by side with an experienced project team that allowed him to see a project from beginning to completion through planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day operations.
Prior to working at CYMA Builders and Construction Managers, Gregory worked as a Field Service Technician for a property management firm providing seasonal maintenance to condominiums. From an early age, Gregory always demonstrated a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mindset from his first working experience at the age of twelve as the founder and owner of Obermeier Lawn Services. This company flourished while he attended La Salle College High School, which prepared him well for the next chapter of his life at Thomas Jefferson University.
At this time Gregory, is working as an Assistant Project Manager who strives to provide a high level of efficiency and dedication to all CYMA Builders’ clients. In the future, he plans to further his education by pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.