With the challenges right now with finding work in Canada, and in an effort to remove barriers to employment within our profession, we are hosting networking events six at a time.
Three people seeking jobs in Canada and three people currently employed in the private or public sector in Canada in the field of transportation engineering/planning are invited to join a recorded video call. After introductions by the host, each will speak for 2 minutes about a recent school or work project and then the conversation opens up for a facilitated discussion between the six individuals. Each session will end with a career seeking tip of the day with advice shared by everyone participating.
The purpose of the event is twofold: sharing stories to paint a picture of what a job in transportation is like; and networking intel to help people connect for jobs. Our hope is that after the event, people feel better able to connect with those featured on the calls who can in turn help them find jobs. The potential is there for this to be a creative way for people to network online during these challenging times.
The session will be taped and then posted to the CITE website allowing others to catch the video and learn and meet others in our field. People are encouraged to reach out via Linked In to continue the conversation. By being featured in a session,someone’s talk might spark a discussion or provide additional insight into a person’s role/job providing others something to connect about online.
Topics of interest could cover everything in our field: geometric design; traffic modelling; construction; transportation planning; road safety; project management; and community engagement. From large highway projects and bridges to active transportation and complete streets.
Want to participate as a job seeker or currently employed transportation professional? Check our general instructions and format page.
Watch the latest episode below or past episodes on our YouTube page.
Featured Guests in Episode 5
“Anita Anichebe is a B.Sc graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick who has a keen interest in the transportation and construction/consulting field. I have previous experience working in the construction field where I was also involved in Project Management. As a registered EIT in Fredericton, NB, I am looking to kickstart my career as an entry level engineer in the transportation or construction/consulting industry anywhere in Canada.”
“Mohebullah Afzali is a Fulbright scholar and a master’s graduate from the University of Missouri in the United States with a specialization in Transportation Engineering. He has attained more than three years of design and research experience in pedestrian safety, roadway/geometric design, and traffic modelling. He is an EIT and is currently working towards obtaining a P.Eng. license. He is looking for entry-Level opportunities as a Transportation EIT, Junior Transportation Designer, Junior Highway Designer, or Assistant Transportation Designer/Modeller across Canada and is willing to relocate to any location. Mohebullah is currently located in London, Ontario.”
“Sai Shoben is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta with a Master in Civil Engineering, specializing in transportation. He holds two years of experience in project management, focusing on infrastructure. His project focuses on the optimization of snow plowing routes using ArcGIS, where he made modifications to functions in network analysis to get a desirable outcome to find improved plowing routes. Sai Shoben is currently seeking for a position as a GIS/Transportation engineer across Canada.”