Author: Christina Sanon
The Las Vegas Golden Knights Watch Party hosted jointly by ASCE YMF and APWA YP was a very successful event with over 30 attendees. Suzy Young of APWA YP was the lead coordinator, aided by Turhan Bae and Kelly McGuire. Christina Sanon and Liane Vidal oversaw managing the event on the YMF side. Omar Quassani of YMF created the registration link.
For an added cost, PKWY Tavern, a local favorite, provided appetizers ranging from buffalo wings to fried pickles. Spirits could be purchased individually for patrons of legal drinking age.
This social event was a great way to start a new fiscal year under a new YMF administration. What better way to support a local team while socializing and networking with colleagues!
Author: Christina Sanon
The resume building workshop was a successful undertaking organized by the student chapter of ASCE at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in preparation for the local Career Fair. The membership and student liaison chairs, Christina Sanon and Humberto Rivas, of YMF helped in coordinating the event during the second general body meeting at the university. Suzanne Trabia, at the time president-elect, gave a presentation on the do’s and don’ts of resume writing. After the presentation, the students were paired with a YMF professional to help them tailor their resume for an engineering job opportunity.
As discussed during the event, the main purpose of a resume is to get a prospective applicant an interview. Often times, students and professionals seeking employment, write a general resume; however, it is best to have a resume per job application. For instance, a job posting will want an applicant to be proficient in AutoCAD and another job posting will want an applicant who is proficient in AECOSIM. For each of those jobs, the resume should highlight the CAD platform that the job requires.
The students learned a lot by asking questions from people who are in hiring positions. Many were spotted at the career fair!
Author: Amanda Tanaka
For the second consecutive year, the Las Vegas YMF group held an end of year social. The event took place on September 13th, 2019, at Scenic Brewery and over 50 people attended. In a fun and relaxed environment, many of our members and our local young engineers had the opportunity to interact, catch up and meet new people. It was also a chance for YMF friends and colleagues to unwind after the long year of hard work and accomplishments in our local chapter. There were great drinks, complimentary appetizers and a fun time for all. It was a great way to end the summer and get ready for another successful year!