By Nestor Godinez, P.E.
The ASCE Orange County Younger Member Forum hosts General Meetings every month as a casual opportunity for attendees to get to know each other and network. For October OC YMF hosted the popular Halloween costume bar crawl in Downtown Fullerton on Friday, October 20th.
By Josue Vaglienty, PE
ASCE OC topped the 100 mark with 106 players (a new record for ASCE OC) participating in the 2017 Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament held this past June 9th at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA. ASCE OC-Branch, ASCE OC-Younger Member Forum (YMF), and ASCE Student Chapters provided volunteer support to welcome players, get them registered, and encourage them to socialize before, during, and after the tourney. The mix of players included individuals representing local civil engineering firms, public agencies, and product/service vendors.
By Josue Candelario, Programs Co-Chair
Have you ever been involved in a project where you found it difficult to work with your teammate? Or perhaps the interpersonal communication was not as efficient as you wanted it to be? Well, we all have experienced these at one point - and it occurs even in the professional work force. To help shed some light on this topic, ASCE Orange County YMF and Orange County Society of Women Engineers hosted a soft skills workshop earlier this year on April 11, 2017. The workshop was facilitated by Pattie Grimm, a certified training professional and an empowerment expert.
By Nestor Godinez, P.E.
The Annual Joint YMFs Soccer Tournament was held on April 1st in Santa Ana Barbara. Traditionally the tournament host YMF is rotated between Orange County (OC), Los Angeles (LA), and San Bernardino/Riverside (SB/R) including teams of working professionals and university students.
By Risa Abelgas, P.E.
Casual, informative, fun, and full of laughter are just a few words to describe the Mentorship Program Mini-Golf event at Boomers in Irvine on March 30th. Nearly half of the participants from the program and committee members were present on the green. This informal event allowed both mentors and protégés to showcase their talent or learn how to mini-golf while encouraging a little bit of friendly competition.
By Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT
THE PLATINUM RULE
"Treat others the way they want to be treated."
Although an effective way to get small children to behave, "treat others the way you want to be treated" sets us up to be ineffective communicators in the long run. We know that communication, or the lack thereof, is at the center of all good and bad relationships, whether it be at work or in our personal life. Similarly, we all like to receive information differently and perform best when those needs are met. Therefore, tailoring our message to meet the needs of others will not only help us become effective communicators, but strengthen relationships, improve performance, and minimize conflict.