At Clark, we are proud to be made up of individuals from various backgrounds and talents who thrive and succeed together. Our “Under the Hard Hat” series is designed to showcase the diverse people who make up the Clark team.
Meet Jarrett Monroe, a summer associate in Clark's preconstruction department in Baltimore.
Tell us a little bit about your background. Where did you grow up?
I’m originally from Bel Air, Maryland. I studied computer-aided design in high school, which is what led me to fall in love with architecture. I love to draw, play sports, and serve my community.
Where do you go to school?
I am a sophomore architectural engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.
What are you most proud of accomplishing, either personally or professionally?
Becoming the sophomore class president for the 2022-2023 academic school year at North Carolina A&T State University.
What is one of the most important things you've learned during your time at Clark?
The ability to be flexible and handle each day as it unfolds. Anything can pop up or change in a matter of seconds, and being mentally prepared for that will allow you, in a way, to stay ahead. I’ve also been learning the importance of getting to know your team. There’s a lot of knowledge to gain, and everyone brings something to the table. This interchange of information allows our teams to be as successful as they are.
What drew you to Clark?
The recruiting team sold Clark as a company really builds the world around us. Growing up in Maryland, I’ve seen so many projects that I didn’t know were built by Clark. Being able to put the pieces together inspired me to want to branch out and learn about the opportunities available within the company.
What has been your favorite part of your Clark eXperience?
Being part of Clark’s Black Leadership + Development Resource (BLDR), an Employee Resource Group. Seeing many minorities enter and change the industry is inspiring. I love being able to connect with different people, hear their stories, and learn from their experiences as well. It’s encouraging to see that people who look like me can build a successful career at Clark.