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08 Sep, 2015

My CPSM Journey: Amy P. Cuddy, CPSM

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May 9, 2013 will always be a day that will live in infamy for my career. That was the day that I found out I passed my CPSM Certification exam. It was also the day my firm, Ayers Saint Gross, hosted our grand opening party for our new office, which I led from vendor, guest lists, activities, office cleanup and so much more. I will always remember sitting in our new office space with my beloved colleagues, unwinding from our successful event and checking my email for a picture a friend sent me from the party, only to see the email from SMPS National that I was now officially a CPSM.

From that time on, becoming a CPSM has opened my eyes in more ways than one. Earning my CPSM has allowed me to speak at national conferences, in and outside of the AEC Industry, it has furthered my career within my organization and has led me to my passion of education and career advancement.

Learning from the six domains offered in the study materials for the CPSM Certification exam, I have been able to speak with my technical staff at a higher level, discussing staffing, fee proposals, project scope and so much more. I feel prepared in helping craft our annual marketing budget and can offer suggestions for different ways to look at how we project future costs. The certification has aided me in public relations strategies, event planning, team organization and growth and has given me the marketing education that I needed to succeed in the AEC industry.

For the past two years, I have been involved in the SMPS DC Chapter annual CPSM Bootcamp with my role becoming more prominent in 2015. With the help of the senior SMPS Board leadership, I now have the opportunity to continue sharing my passion for the CPSM Certification and educating peers in SMPS on what it can do for their own careers. I am thrilled and excited to now officially be running the CPSM Bootcamp under the new Career Advancement Committee and look forward to having more amazing talent join our group of SMPS DC CPSMs.