Tag Archives: Students and Young Professionals

Canadian and Coloradan Teams Win 2017 Student Design Competition

November 30, 2017

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Student Design Competition judge Laurissa Cubbage from HDR (Omaha, Neb.) talks to a team after their presentation at WEFTEC 2017. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Teams from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition as winners. A record number of teams from 17 schools representing 16 different WEF Member Associations participated in the competition, held during WEFTEC 2017. The University of Guelph […]

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Transforming Chicago – One WEFTEC at a Time

August 23, 2017

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Volunteer for the 10th WEF Community Service Project Leave a lasting mark on Chicago during WEFTEC® 2017. When registering, attendees can sign up for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Service Project to help build an outdoor learning space for students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago). “Our mission is to not only make an […]

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Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

June 28, 2017

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Young professionals participate in discussions with peers during the 2017 Young Professionals Summit in Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of Ashley Waldron photography.

Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) join forces to host the Young Professionals (YP) Summit. During the summit, local and national leaders discuss emerging water sector issues and solutions as well as provide programming to enhance leadership skills. YP Summit bestows leadership skills The […]

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WEF Offers Resources for Working in Water

June 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers a series of documents that provide information on water sector careers. Volume 1: Networking offers opportunities The first document in this series covers the benefits of creating a network. It outlines the networking opportunities that WEF and its Member Associations provide, both on a national and local […]

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Mentorship Programs Pave a Path to a More Sustainable Future for the Water Sector

June 13, 2017

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Kristi Steiner, member of the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee Steiner, engineer in the Treatment Plant Services group at Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.), joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2012. Currently, she is a member of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA). She has worked as a project manager at […]

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Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

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Vanessa Borkowski discusses how to identify and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace during the workshop. Photo courtesy of Alvin Pilobello.

For more than a decade, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (Denver) have collaborated to organize the annual Young Professionals Summit, which was held Feb. 6–7 in Tampa, Fla. This year, WEF debuted the Emerging Young Professionals Leadership (EYPL) workshop in conjunction with the summit. The workshop offered a […]

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Chesapeake Area Students Pull Up a Chair for Interviews at CWEA/CAWWA Career Fair

May 16, 2017

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Starting a career can be difficult. Often applicants need to send their resume to dozens of companies before getting the opportunity to sit down for an interview. But Chesapeake Bay-area college students interested in entering the water sector did not have to wait that long. On Feb. 10, students had a unique opportunity to sit […]

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My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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