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    The construction industry is one of the most dynamic and exciting sectors for students who are interested in pursuing a career in this field.

    Being smart in the construction sector is more than just having knowledge of the basics of construction; it requires a deep understanding of the industry and what it entails.

    One way to be smart in the construction sector is by finding a mentor who is experienced in the field. This mentor can provide invaluable guidance and insights, as well as a firsthand look at the day-to-day activities on construction sites.

    A mentor can also help a student to network with other professionals in the industry, giving them an advantage in landing a job or securing an internship.

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    Another important factor in becoming smart in the construction sector is to understand the most important courses that are relevant to the field and take them serious.

    This includes courses such as structural analysis and design, Surveying, principles of architecture, project management, and construction technology etc.

    These courses will provide students with a solid foundation in the core principles of construction and help them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the industry.

    It is also important for students to get hands-on experience in the construction sector. This can be done through internships or part-time jobs on construction sites, which can help students to understand the practical aspects of construction and how theory is applied in practice.

    By gaining this real-world experience, students can build their resume and stand out from other job applicants when it comes time to apply for a job.

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    Another important factor is to prioritizing integrity and learning how to ask questions politely, students can develop the soft skills necessary to succeed in the construction industry. These skills can complement their technical knowledge and provide a well-rounded skill set that is highly valued by employers in the industry.Be different from people that talk to thier senior anyhow.

    In addition, students should be proactive in keeping up with the latest trends and technologies in the construction industry be it software or simple construction tools. This can be done by attending conferences, reading industry publications, and keeping up with industry news.

    By staying informed, students can demonstrate their knowledge and interest in the field, which can help them to stand out in a competitive job market.

    In conclusion, being smart in the construction sector as a student involves finding a mentor, understanding the most important courses, gaining hands-on experience, and staying informed about industry trends and technologies.

    By following these tips, students can position themselves for success in the construction industry and achieve their career goals.

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    By Adeyinka Adeboye, Woli the builder

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