College Students:
These Webinars are For You!

Have you heard about transportation engineering and planning?

This free webinar series offers an educational look into the transportation planning and engineering profession, as well as information on how you too could positively impact how people travel within a community.

 

 

College Students:
These Webinars are For You!

Have you heard about transportation engineering and planning?

This free webinar series offers an educational look into the transportation planning and engineering profession, as well as information on how you too could positively impact how people travel within a community.

Webinar Recordings

Each webinar includes a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute conversation, where students have the opportunity to ask questions and converse with current professionals.

WHAT DO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS & PLANNERS DO?

  • Ever wondered who designed an intersection you use everyday?
  • What is the difference between transportation engineering and planning?
  • What is the variety of projects that transportation professionals work on?

THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE

  • Does your work in the private sector end at a recommendation or do you facilitate implementing the recommendation too?
  • What are some ways that a transportation firm interacts with the community to learn about their needs?
  • What’s the typical process for a project at Fehr & Peers?

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTOR

  • How does transportation planning and engineering differ between the private sector and public sector?
  • What is a typical day like in the private sector and public sector?
  • What is some advice for considering career opportunities in the private sector or public sector?

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & NEXT STEPS

  • Are there specializations within transportation?
  • What are some of the most important skills that planners and engineering should acquire to enter the field?
  • How can I get started in gaining transportation experience?

 

Insider Tips for Landing a Career in Transportation Engineering and Planning

  • How do I spotlight my experience that’s not transportation related?
  • How do I showcase my strengths in my application materials?
  • What insider tips do I need to land a career in transportation?

 

Overview

At Fehr & Peers, we value industry participation and understand that a career in transportation planning offers opportunities to make meaningful impacts on how individuals experience travel within their communities. Career Insights began as a webinar-based forum for up-and-coming transportation consultants to learn more about the industry and have some of their burning questions answered. From program’s start in 2016, we committed to making sure those answers were unfiltered—objective, transparent, and unbiased. With that spirit in mind, our program now offers webinars, training programs, and resources to students at various points in their careers. Students have the opportunity to learn from and talk to both Fehr & Peers professionals and other industry representatives outside of the company. We look forward to connecting with you!

Meet the Panelists

Delia Votsch

Schools: University
Degrees: BS of Civil Engineering

Why Transportation?
I saw the potential to improve the built environment and solve exciting and complex problems.

Seth Contreras

Schools: Community College and Universities
Degrees: BS in Civil Engineering
MS in Transportation Engineering
PhD in Transportation Planning

Why Transportation?
I attended a meeting with Boeing aerospace engineers at my local 24-Hour Fitness gym in high school. After my first internship with the Traffic Engineering Department at the City of Santa Ana, CA, I was hooked. I vividly recall my first day on the job, seeing the City’s traffic management center in person and the video screens of live traffic: not to mention, to me, transportation professionals are friendly and “cool” people.

Emily Alice Gerhart

Schools: University
Degrees: BS in Community & Regional Development

Why Transportation?
 I took a class on urban planning in college and learned how transportation impacts quality-of-life outcomes for communities.

Sarah Chan

Schools: University
Degrees: BS in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Transportation

Why Transportation?
To be able to positively impact the Bay Area communities she grew up in.

Melissa Jones

Schools: University
Degrees: BA in Urban Studies
MA in Urban Planning

 

Miguel Núñez

Schools: University
Degrees: BA in Political Science
MA in Urban Planning

Why Transportation?
I grew up walking and biking to school in the suburbs of Los Angeles and was drawn to contrasting experiences with day-to-day transportation, economic development, social networks, and the built environment while visiting family in the US and Mexico.

Nikki Silva

Schools: University
Degrees: BS Civil Engineering in Transportation

Why Transportation?
From a young age, I was fascinated by bridges and tunnels and how they assist with moving people from place to place. I also have always enjoyed traveling and checking out all the different transportation options!

Kristen Villanueva

Schools: University
Degrees: BA in Civil Engineering
MS in Transportation Engineering
MS of City Planning

 

Mark Soendjojo

Transportation Engineer/Planner
1 year with Fehr & Peers
San Jose Recruiting Team

 

Amanda Chapman

Associate
6 years with Fehr & Peers
LA Operations Manager

Daniel Dye

Senior Transportation Engineer
5 Years with Fehr & Peers
Seattle & Tacoma Recruiting Team