14 November 2023 • Alums Synnott ’22, MSM’23 Pursues Career in Construction Management By Annette Stephens '24
After completing the Master of Science in Management program last year, student-athlete Mark Synnott has begun a career with Suffolk Construction.
Recent graduate Mark Synnott ’22, MSM ’23 is utilizing skills that he learned at HWS to settle into a project engineer position with Suffolk Construction in Boston, Mass.
"My drive to learn is one I found at HWS; it encourages me to continue asking questions when needed in my role today."
Synnott graduated with a double major in economics and French and Francophone studies and a minor in international relations. Also, a member of the Statesmen lacrosse team, he credits the demands and constraints of this rigorous academic schedule with his success.
“My drive to learn is one I found at HWS; it encourages me to continue asking questions when needed in my role today,” says Synnott. “It is essential to maintain a strong grasp on time management in [my current job] role, a skill that I mastered as a Hobart lacrosse player and double major during my time on campus.”
As part of a rotational training program called the Career Start Program, Synnott serves as an assistant project manager for the construction of a 13-story lab tower in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Within this role he works with the company’s telecom and security trades, while assisting in budgeting, contracting and operations management for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades. “Think of this as all of the non-structural systems in a building, including everything from Wi-Fi to fire suppression, to electricity, to incredibly complex lab ventilation systems,” he explains.
On campus, Synnott also was a member of the French Club, Finance Society and volunteered for Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes. He held internships at Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., Corporate & Investor Advisors, and The Ouroboros Group.
During the completion of the Masters of Science in Management program, Synnott completed cousework that allows him to manage large, multi-faceted projects including Management Strategies for a Changing World and Leadership and Innovation Theory. For more information on the Masters of Science in Management program, click here.