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2016 LA YMF Student Night & Job Fair

Several USC ASCE members attended the annual Student Night and Job Fair hosted by the ASCE Los Angeles Younger Member Forum. The evening began with a job fair, where students networked with representatives from 17 companies looking to hire for internships and full-time positions. It was a great opportunity to network with professionals as well as students from other universities. With numerous USC alumni in attendance, there were many opportunities to take advantage of the power of the Trojan Family.

After networking, we had dinner with a choice of chicken or salmon, both of which were delicious. Representatives from LA YMF, the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch, and LA Section spoke, followed by the keynote speaker, who highlighted how his personal experiences with earthquakes influenced his professional development as a structural engineer.

After the dinner, the ASCE scholarships were awarded. USC students took home the MLAB LeVal Lund Memorial Graduate Scholarship, LA YMF Graduate Scholarship, and LA Section Leo and Pat Hirschfeldt Scholarship.

USC ASCE Membership Chair Saina Vosoghi with her YMF Graduate Scholarship Award.
USC ASCE Membership Chair Saina Vosoghi with her YMF Graduate Scholarship Award.

With 13% of our members in attendance, more than any of the other 10 schools in the Los Angeles Section of ASCE, we also won a sponsorship to help with our costs for PSWC!

USC ASCE President and VP with the YMF PSWC Sponsorship award.
USC ASCE President and VP with the YMF PSWC Sponsorship award.

Overall the student night and job fair was a great experience and we strongly recommend that everyone attend again next year.

USC ASCE Membership Chair Saina Vosoghi with her YMF Graduate Scholarship Award.
USC ASCE Membership Chair Saina Vosoghi with her YMF Graduate Scholarship Award.
USC ASCE President Nick Halsey with ASCE MLAB President Genaro Mejia.
USC ASCE President Nick Halsey with ASCE MLAB President Genaro Mejia.
USC ASCE President Nick Halsey with ASCE MLAB University Outreach Chair Brian Ochoa.
USC ASCE President Nick Halsey with ASCE MLAB University Outreach Chair Brian Ochoa.
Group photo with all of the students and professionals at the student night and job fair.
Group photo with all of the students and professionals at the student night and job fair.

All photos are courtesy of Paul Choy, LA YMF Historian.

ASCE LA YMF Student Night & Job Fair Recap

On March 7, 2014, members of USC ASCE attended the ASCE 15th Annual Student Night & Job Fair organized by the Los Angeles Younger Member Forum (LA YMF).    This event was held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Downtown LA.  The event started off with a job fair from 2 to 5 pm with representatives from 15 agencies and private firms.  Students were able to talk to the company representatives to network and learn more about internships and full time positions.  Following the job fair, students mingled and continued to network at the Kyoto Gardens at the hotel.

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

During dinner, we gained much insight regarding ASCE and the profession.  Speakers included Nazanin Hajaty (organizer of the event), George Huang (LA YMF President), Darwin Vargas (MLAB Branch President), Yazdan Emani (LA Section President), Jay Higgins (Region 9 Governor), and Don Sepulveda (guest speaker). Following this, scholarships and awards were presented to the winners.  Listed below are the USC Students who won scholarships and the scholarships that they won.

Daniel Huang: Leo and Pat Hirschfeldt Scholarship  & Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Scholarship

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Tyler Pullen: Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Scholarship

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

Elise Takebayashi: Los Angeles YMF Graduate Scholarship

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

Congratulations to those who won these scholarships.  Tyler Pullen also won one of the raffle prizes!  Thank you for all those who applied for these scholarships!

After the scholarships were announced, Nazanin Hajaty, Sean Ryan, and George Huang gave some closing remarks.  The event concluded with a group photo with all attendees, to be posted on the LA YMF website soon.  Below is a picture of some of the USC students who attended the event.

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

These events are great opportunities to meet both professionals and other students.  It is a great way to network and we highly recommend more students to apply for the scholarships and attend this event next year.

Thanks again for all those who attended the event and those who applied for the scholarships!