Orange County Branch Newsletter

March 2022

ASCE OC University Outreach

Resume Workshop at UCI

By Matthew Quintanilla PE, MS, ENV SP | University Outreach Professional-At-Large

On January 27, 2022, ASCE OC YMF’s University Outreach Committee hosted a Resume Workshop through Zoom for the students of UCI. The workshop aimed to provide effective and professional insight on the processes of preparing for a job search in the civil and construction engineering industry.

Gaby Gonzalez (City of Anaheim), Gerardo Padilla (ASCE OC YMF Secretary), Ashley Pham (Tetra Tech), and Matthew Quintanilla (City of LA, BOE) were selected for the online Resume Workshop panel. The event started with a brief introduction on ASCE OC, OC YMF, and current updates from the university’s civil engineering chapters. The event consisted of five categories: Online Job Search, Personal Brand, Networking, Resumes, and Interviews in which the panelists went over tips and hints on how to approach each of those categories when creating a resume and in their future job hunts. Students were then given the opportunity to ask their questions on what they can do in their upcoming job/internship searches. The students were also given resources to aid them even further and the emails of the panelists so they can have their resumes reviewed and commented on. The workshop proved to be successful as most students found helpful tips and hints not only from the professionals and speakers, but from each other. Knowing how to use their resources effectively was a point made throughout the event and students seemed to benefit from their newfound knowledge. A big thanks are owed to all the professionals and students! The event was met with great feedback from our UCI students and our younger members, and we are excited to continue the series throughout the upcoming academic year!

About the Author:

Matthew is a Construction Manager for the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering. He enjoys bridging the gap between students and professionals as the ASCE OC YMF University Outreach Professional at Large. Matthew can be contacted on LinkedIn.


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