By Biying Zhao, USC Price MPL 2016
On April 27th, the Los Angeles Chapter of WTS held its Transportation Résumé Book Mixer at Fehr & Peers Downtown Los Angeles office. Students were given opportunity to network with transportation professionals from the fields of planning, engineering, environment, public policy, and logistics.
From left Nicole Guo, USC ViterbiMSCE 2017; Xiaonan Han, USC Viterbi MSEMT 2017; Todd Nugyen, WTS-LA Transportation Resume Book Chair; Xiaobei Wu, USC Viterbi MSEMT 2017; Efram Stone, USC Viterbi MSCE and USC Price MPL 2017; Biying Zhao, USC Price MPL 2016; Jimmy Mai, USC Viterbi MSCE 2017; Rui Zhang, USC Price MPL 2018; Parama Ghosh Roy, USC Price MPL 2018; Meiduo Ji, USC Price MPL 2018.
The Transportation Résumé Book is an annual publication of student resumes provided to the Los Angeles chapter’s corporate partners. Each year, after the book is published, students are invited to this mixer to meet the partners in an informal setting.
Marking the book’s tenth year, this year’s mixer accommodated college students and recent graduates as well as more than 20 organizations from throughout Southern California. Attendees included students participating in the book along with other students and recent graduates interested in WTS. The professionals that attended represented their organizations at the vice president, hiring manager, and junior levels.
Besides networking, attendees also had the chance to win some great raffle prizes including one-year WTS memberships and exclusive tours at the offices of WTS-LA Corporate Partners. Nicole Guo, a second year transportation engineering student, won the chance of an office tour to Jacobs’s Irvine office. “I am delighted to get this prize. I have always been impressed with the extraordinary services Jacobs provides and I truly want to learn more about the company. Thank you to WTS-LA for providing me with this wonderful opportunity,” she said.
About the Author
Biying is a recent Master of Planning graduate from USC. She is currently an intern at Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Her interest includes transportation planning and GIS analysis. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.