The TRB Student Competition is now open! The deadline for submission is Friday, November 9 at 11:59 ET.
The competition is open to any student looking to start a career in transportation systems management & operations (TSMO). This year, we are again asking student to submit their ePortfolio to demonstrate their desire to work in the TSMO industry and to demonstrate their communications and creativity skills to prospective employers.
Winners will receive free travel to TRB 2019, participate in discussions and one-on-one meetings with TSMO industry leaders, and participate in select NOCoE and TSMO activities.
The contest is open to any individual who is a college or university student at the time of entry. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate programs as well as from disciplines outside of engineering.
To submit an entry:
- Sign-up for the NOCoE Newsletter
- Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
- Email a publicly available link of your ePortfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 2, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.
Note: Judges will only view your ePortfolio, so all relevant information must be included there. Ensure your ePortfolio includes your academic status, affiliation, contact information and key information on your background (basically, pretend you are using this to apply for a job).
Entrants should develop or update their current ePortfolios to ensure they clearly demonstrate an interest in TSMO and showcase their academic or professional experience relevant to a potential TSMO position. Please note: this can include experience outside of transportation and engineering, including communications, data science, economics, and many other disciplines.
In addition, judges (and prospective employers!) will be looking for creative ideas on communicating who you are as an individual and what you'd bring to an organization. Utilize video, photos, or interactive elements and focus on communicating your unique experience.
If you have any questions on the competition or are interested in sponsoring student travel, please email Adam Hopps.
For our 2018 contest we received submissions from all over North America. Winners were sent to TRB to participate in the Careers in Motion Fair, meet with leaders in the TSMO industry, as well as members of NOCoE's Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee. The ePortfolios of our five winners are here:
- Jin Wang, Auburn University, Link to ePortfolio
- Gabriel Odreman Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Link to ePortfolio
- Angela Kitali, Florida International University, Link to ePortfolio
- Farinoush Sharifi, Texas A&M University, Link to ePortfolio
- Sogand Karbalaieali, Louisiana State University, Link to ePortfolio