Alum Gus Maimis talks construction careers and more with students

Alum Gus Maimis with the attendees

Alum Gus Maimis ('84), third from the left

The latest “Brooklyn Table Talk,” a collaboration between NYU Tandon’s Office of Student Affairs and Office of Alumni Relations, was hosted by Konstantinos (Gus) Maimis, who invited a group of students to visit his workplace, Lehrer Cumming, to discuss their educational journeys and career goals.

With some 30 years of construction experience, many of them as CEO and founder of his own company, Maimis was a trove of advice on how to be a good team member, the importance of being thick-skinned from time to time, what characteristics indicate an effective leader, learning how to listen, preparing for a successful interview, and the need to be both humble and determined.

This is far from the only time Maimis, a board member of the Polytechnic Alumni Association, has devoted his time to students hoping to follow in his footsteps. A regular Table Talk host, he has also returned to Tandon to speak about his work as project executive on the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which involved the oversight and management of all construction activities at the iconic site.

Event Attendees

Attendees at November’s event were grateful for Maimis’s willingness to put them in touch with contacts who might prove beneficial for them to know and for the knowledge he so generously shared..

“Meeting Gus Maimis from Lehrer Cumming was truly an honor,” mechanical engineering major Karen Beltran said. “Being a Poly graduate, Gus really understands what current students at NYU Tandon are going through in finding a career they truly are passionate about. Hearing Gus's advice of always being humble and staying determined to find one's true calling really spoke to me as a soon-to-be graduate. I hope to stay in contact with Gus and everyone who attended the event, as it was truly a great pleasure to meet them all.”