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Cancelled - Dinner Seminar: Things You Don't Learn in Engineering School

  • 22 Oct 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Benedum Hall Room 102, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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Unfortunately, due to low registration, we have to postpone this seminar.  We hope to offer this training next year and will be providing ample notice so that hopefully you will join us then.

If you processed your payment online, you should receive an automatic refund.  If you submitted your payment via check, our Section Treasurer, Robert Dengler, will be mailing the check back to you.  Should you need to contact Bob, his e-address is: rdengler@gfnet.com.  

On behalf of the members of the CEC and our Board of Directors, I thank you for your interest and look forward to meeting you at future ASCE events and activities.


Sam Shamsi, PhD, PE
Continuing Education Committee Chair


Ever wish you could have learned more social skills in Engineering School?  Well, if so, now is your golden opportunity!  ASCE is hosting two fantastic speakers from the Pittsburgh area to come share their vast experience navigating social scenes, especially those in the work environment.  They will discuss effective communication, presentation, and business manners.  Resume and interview skills, as well as job market guidance, will be provided.  

ASCE members and students will learn valuable skills not taught in school

  • Communicating with the public
  • Effective presentation
  • Business manners
  • Resume dos/don’ts
  • How to market yourself
  • Talking with job recruiters
  • And more!

Presented by two professional experts: 

Ryan Adam 

Ryan Adam is a Corporate Recruiting Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. one of Pittsburgh's Top 10 Largest Engineering Firms.  Ryan has over 17 years of experience recruiting engineers, managers, executives, and scientists for positions across the country.

Elena LaQuatra 

Elena LaQuatra is a model and works for herself.  Although bacterial meningitis took 100% of Elena LaQuatra's hearing and balance at age four, she didn't let that hold her back. After extreme rehabilitative measures, including numerous surgeries, Elena now hears with a Cochlear Implant. She spent her teenage years competing in pageants, winning the prestigious titles of Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen in 2007 under the Miss America Scholarship Organization and placing 2nd runner-up at nationals, and Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA in 2010 under the Miss Universe Organization. She also danced her entire life, winning numerous awards for choreography as a member of the Mt. Lebanon High School Dance Company, performed as a member of the Mt. Lebanon Percussion Ensemble, appeared as a contestant on Greece's Next Top Model Season 2, and had a pivotal role as a pageant consultant on MTV's "Made." She graduated from Point Park University, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications. She spent hundreds of hours interning for KDKA-TV and WPXI, which helped her recently land a job as a Digital Video Reporter for WTAE. In 2012, she started "IT Factor Coaching" which teaches young women interview and public speaking skills, use of body language, poise and presentation techniques, and achieving the overall "IT Factor." She is the emcee for many Pittsburgh fundraising galas, host of "VibeTV" for The Meadows Casino, a spokesmodel for various organizations and companies, a motivational speaker, and works as an agency signed model for major companies. She was the top fundraiser for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Pittsburgh's 50 Finest" in 2013. Her greatest passions include traveling, volunteering, eating Nutella, and playing with her Chihuahuas, Miki and Taco.

Seminar includes informal light dinner.

Cost: $8 Students, $15 ASCE Members
$20 Non-members

We are seeking corporate sponsors for this event.  Please contact Kathryn Power at kathrynpower@live.com

School of Engineering
Benedum Hall Room 102
University of Pittsburgh
3700 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Questions? Please contact:
Kathryn Power, PE
Continuing Education Committee

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