Constructing New Heights From Strong Sisterhood Foundation

Introducing: Sheila McLaughlin

Education & Phi Mu Chapter: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University, Alpha Epsilon Chapter

City, State of Residence: South Bend, Indiana

Brief bio/overview of your background and accomplishments, including details about your internship selection and experience:
After my first semester of college, I attended a career fair where I was introduced to Barton Malow Company, my current employer. A few months later I journeyed to Charlottesville, VA for a summer internship with Barton Malow in Construction Management. I spent three consecutive summers working as an intern and growing as a professional before graduating FSU and accepting a full time position to work as a Project Engineer on the University of Notre Dame’s Campus Crossroads Project. The $450M project will transform Notre Dame’s football stadium into the crossroads of the campus through the addition of a new student center, academic classrooms, digital media center, performance halls, and premium seating.

I am most proud of…
the time I have spent giving back to the community.

sm5The best advice I ever received was…
do small things with great love.

Phi Mu taught me…
that united women are powerful.


My fondest Phi Mu memory…
reading the letters I received during initiation. It was then that I realized the love and support around me, not only from my 200+ FSU sisters, but from my Phi Mu Sisters around the world.

Even my best friends don’t know that I…
they wouldn’t be my best friends if they didn’t know everything about me!

Three light-hearted things I can’t live without… (excluding family & friends)
coffee, Netflix and pizza

I wish I had more time to… travel!

Future aspirations/goals…
the summer before college I was afforded the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Bribri, Costa Rica where I helped build a home for a family living in an animal pen. On that trip, I made the decision to major in civil engineering and pursue a career construction management with the aspiration of giving back. In the future, I hope to use my career in construction to help the homeless community.

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Learn more about Sheila at Barton Marlow: At the Crossroads