Announcements for today.
Yasmin gave a quick recap of the 2017 ITE SLS and discussed what took place at the event.
MicroStation Workshop as our next General Meeting (2/2/17).
Guest Speaker today is Robert Harmon.
Recent CPP graduate and past ITE officer looking to give Young Professional Advice.
Began working at Parsons Road and Highway Division as an intern and got hired after graduation. Talked about the California High Speed Rail, I-15 Express Lane, I-15 Cajon Pass, Omnitrans West Valley Corridor.
Talked about what an entry level job involves. Said his job entitles plan preparation. freeway and local road design, drainage design, cost estimating, ADA designs/resdesigns, field visits. He also deals with software/codes such as Microstation/Inroads, AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Autoturn, Excel, Caltrans HDM, AASHTO, Green Book, Caltrans DIB's.
States that soft skills are important. It can help you get promoted in addition to good technical skills. Networking is also a big plus and the best way to develop is to practice.
His last thoughts was to talk about how at around this time in his career, it can be a time of a lot of anxiety, so to try to take the days one at a time. Don't rush, and to use your twenties to pursue things and go for what you want.
Meeting summaries provided by Secretary Alex Ingoglia.