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Emily Hymas, MBA | Jacobsen Construction

“SMPS provides countless opportunities to unlock our potential, advance our careers and sharpen our competitive edge. It's important to me that our members understand and have access to the many benefits that SMPS offers, and that they feel like they're part of a community that's making a difference. I believe that we're all stronger together—and as we collaborate, share knowledge and offer new perspectives, we can elevate our careers, our firms and the AEC industry as a whole.”


How long have you worked at your company? 
16 years

What are the rewards of your job? 
I love strategizing, creating and writing — and sharing the excitement of a win with my coworkers! It’s also very rewarding to see a project that I worked on come to life. Having a positive impact on my community through the structures that Jacobsen builds means a lot to me.

What are your challenges? 
Time. I wish I had more of it.

How long have you been an SMPS member? 
6 years

How has SMPS membership helped you? 
From education to networking to leadership opportunities, SMPS has enhanced my career in so many ways! Membership has been especially meaningful for me lately, as it’s provided connection and camaraderie during these challenging times.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received? 
Be positive and proactive. Help others even if there is no direct benefit to yourself.

What’s the best career advice you’ve given? 
You can be an influential leader in many different ways. You don’t have to be the loudest person in the room to be powerful. Find and own your power — then use it to have a positive impact on your career and organization!

What has contributed to your success? 
Hard work and a commitment to continuing education. My amazing SMPS network. An inspiring boss who has supported and advocated for me in many ways. Creative and talented coworkers who consistently push me to do my best work.

What’s on your bucket list? 
Travel, travel and more travel!

What was your childhood dream? 
To be a rock star. 😊

Guilty pleasure: what can you not live without? 
Morning coffee. And an evening walk outside to clear my head.

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