Great leadership skills and innovative thinking starts with Purdue students pushing themselves to learn and grow as much as they can before they leave campus. This is certainly the case with ENTR and Purdue Polytechnic Institute student Brad Pawloski. Brad, a double major in Building Construction Management and Healthcare Construction Management, is a teaching assistant and leader in several campus organizations, including: the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and the Polytechnic Peer Mentoring Experience.
Brad feels being involved on campus is important to help him grow as a leader, but he also believes his multi-disciplinary experience at Purdue, through pursuing a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has helped him grow as an innovative leader. “In my ENTR classes I am surrounded by students from all over the world who are pursuing a variety of majors. This diversity has been key to bringing different ideas and perspectives to our ENTR projects.”
Brad is applying what he is learning in his major courses and combining those skills and strategies with the entrepreneurial mindset he is developing in his entrepreneurship courses. “The [ENTR CERT] program is preparing me for my future career in the construction industry by giving me confidence that I will be able to create innovative solutions to push project schedules.” Brad is very proud of a project where he created a business model for his idea of illuminated floor tiles to guide commercial/industrial building residents to safety during a fire or other natural disaster.
Brad Pawloski is a motivated and energetic Boilermaker that is making the most of all that Purdue has to offer its students. Brad is one to watch, as he is sure to play an influential role in shaping the future of the construction industry.