Endowment Fund “EF” Spotlight

Student EndowmentThe March-April Spotlight was written by the new officers of the student chapter at Arizona State University (ASU), recently re-launched with the help of the ITE Arizona Section.  The Endowment Fund was established to provide continuous, stable funding for the District’s student initiatives and will provide benefits for students such as these.  The following is an excerpt of their article:

The officers of ASU-ITE are working toward building a strong foundation for the chapter and a membership consisting of both undergraduate and graduate level students. Through this diverse membership, we hope not only to provide a support system for the current transportation students through employer networking and professional development, but also to draw a diverse body of students into the field of transportation. We hope to do this through a series of events highlighting innovations in transportation, involving fun and engaging activities, and drawing the attention of undergraduate students.

Pictured (from left to right): Sarah Ellie Ziems (Treasurer), Sravani Vadlamani (Vice-President), Bhargava Kishore Sana (President), and Karthik Konduri (Secretary) of the Arizona State University Student Chapter.

Pictured (from left to right): Sarah Ellie Ziems (Treasurer), Sravani Vadlamani (Vice-President), Bhargava Kishore Sana (President), and Karthik Konduri (Secretary) of the Arizona State University Student Chapter.

Currently, ASU-ITE is planning a workshop for its members on how to write a resume and interview for professional positions. Specialists in the engineering school have agreed to provide us with mock interviews and review resumes in preparation for the competitive career fairs and job searches that take place every spring. We also look forward to hosting seminars or lectures from respected area consultants and industry leaders, planning outings to areas of interest in the Phoenix Valley, and becoming involved in our community.

The executive board of the Arizona State University Chapter is excited and motivated to build a strong and lasting organization of students who will someday become the leaders in the transportation field. We know that starting an organization is never easy, but with the support from our excellent advisors and the Arizona Section, we know that we can initiate an organization that is a great resource for the field of transportation.

Read the full article at the Endowment Fund website:

westernite.org/endowment

While you’re there, see the latest “EF news” or view archived articles written by contributors & advocates of the fund. Thanks to many generous donations, we have raised nearly $160,000 toward the goal of $500,000 for full endowment. Visit the web site to learn more about the Endowment Fund.

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