Pros: excellent work/life balance, attractive benefits and prime location
Cons: little room for advancement or professional development
SOM has built some of the most iconic buildings in the world, from the Willis Tower in Chicago to the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world.
As a project administrator and assistant project manager, I was given a myriad of tasks during my seven years in the office, all related to the administrative handling of a project. I worked for project managers tasked with projects in Dubai, China, Qatar, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the United States and Latin America. My duties ranged from drafting proposals and contracts to the creation of templates, handling of minutes, tracking of expenses and any other project-related tasks that may come up.