Forum Helps Young Leaders Realize Their Ambitions

August 16, 2018
Georgia Section Younger Member Director and member of the YMLS Planning Committee Stefka Vacheva works on an activity at ASCE 2018 Younger Member Leadership Symposium. PHOTO: Chris Hanna

They came with ambition to spare. They left with the tools to make those ambitions a reality.

The annual ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium rolled into Reston, VA, last weekend, gathering young engineers from across the country to learn from each other and develop their leadership skills.

This year’s event drew nearly 100 Younger Members for a three-day crash course in leadership, ranging from self-actualization to mentoring to communication styles to public speaking.

“It’s been very positive,” said Evelina Khakimova, EIT, A.M.ASCE, a bridge engineer for AECOM. “I enjoyed the personal vision presentation. It really made me think about what I want to do in the future. It was difficult for me, actually. So I’m hoping this conference helps me think about it more and take that step.”

Watch a wrapup of the weekend’s activities:

Read about YMLS alum Jazz Gilbert and his bike trip across America, and learn more about next year’s YMLS.

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