Orange County Branch Newsletter

June 2021

ASCE OC University Outreach

2021 University Outreach Mentorship Virtual End Games

By Janelle Gonzalez, EIT | University Outreach Co-Chair

On March 19, 2021, ASCE OC YMF’s University outreach hosted a Virtual End Games to celebrate the close of the second annual Mentorship Program. University Outreach’s Mentorship Program pairs ASCE OC’s younger members with CSULB, CSUF, and UCI civil engineering students. The younger members mentor a “family” of students interested in his/her discipline by sharing their own professional experiences while helping them find and prepare for their own career path. This year, University Outreach was proud to form 37 mentorship families, who bonded over virtual synchro lessons, CAD training, interview prep, boba runs, and even a yoga session!

Photos 1-4: This year’s University Outreach Mentorship Program had over 100 participants who made sure to stay connected despite the virtual setting

Although all our mentorship families deserved an award, the End Games was their final chance to compete against their peers and ultimately crown 2021’s Top 3 mentorship families. Our mentorship families showed their St. Patrick’s spirit by rocking as much green possible and competing in a series of challenges: Two Truths and a Lie Kahoot, Zoom into Charades, and Fun Employed.

Photo 5: The competitor’s enjoyed an unexpected arm work out while attempting to create a star for “Zoom into Charades”

After a night full of fun and prizes our Top 3 mentorship families were announced:

  • 1st: Janelle Gonzalez, Maria Medina, and Karen Luong
  • 2nd: Marionne Lapitan, Amber Ross, and Isabel Decolongon
  • 3rd: Joseph Huynh, Carina Coles, and Karla Gonzalez.

Once again, Congratulations to all our mentorship families and we look forward to starting our next Mentorship Program in the Fall!

About the Author

Janelle Gonzalez is a transportation Design Engineer at Mark Thomas. She enjoys bridging the gap between students and professionals as the ASCE OC YMF University Outreach Co-Chair. Janelle can be contacted on LinkedIn.


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