Networking will be facilitated through the zoom breakout feature. Please ensure that you have updated to the latest version (5.3.0 or later) of Zoom in order to actively participate in the breakout rooms.
Students have the chance to meet with industry participants in a variety of specialties and ask them questions about work and lifestyle choices, to gain a deeper understanding of what opportunities are available and to cover the topics important to them. The event is organized similar to a “speed-networking” event, where students rotate from room to room in a virtual setting.
Full instructions will be given to industry and students along with the webinar login a few days prior to the event.
- 4:00 PM: Virtual Event Open
- 4:05 PM: Introduction and Housekeeping
- 4:10 PM: Presentation
- 4:45 PM: Q&A
- 5:00 PM: Breakout Networking
- 6:00 PM: Event Close
Transportation Specialist, City of Campbell River
Melissa Heidema is the Transportation Specialist for the City of Campbell River. She oversees the City’s transportation network, and ensures that people and goods can move safely and efficiently from one point to another. She looks after four modes of transportation: walking, cycling, busing, and driving. She has been working for the City for 14 years. Before that, Melissa worked for a private consulting firm in Vancouver (ND Lea – since acquired by MMM Group, then WSP). Melissa has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from UBC. She also has her professional engineer (P.Eng.) designation from Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, as well as her Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) designation.
Melissa will give a short presentation about her day in the life of a traffic engineer, as well as her decisions through university that landed her where she is today. There will be an opportunity for networking and questions after the presentation.