Students and Young Professionals Committee

The Students and Young Professionals (S&YP) Committee provides students and young professionals (S&YP) in the clean water industry with opportunities to gain leadership experience and network with peers. The WEF definition of a young professional (YP) is “Any person who considers himself/herself to be relatively new to the water quality industry and is 35 years old or younger,” but all those interested are welcome to join us.

We co-sponsor an annual “Young Professional Summit” with the YPs of the American Water Works Association, organize an annual design competition for college students, provide support to the local section S&YP groups, share ideas, and provide feedback to the PNCWA Board as to the needs of the younger members. Additionally, we plan S&YP events at the Annual Conference and aid in fundraising or community service events. We also coordinate PNCWA's mentorship program for members, to encourage mentors to pass on their wealth of knowledge and experience to help protégés develop valuable professional goals.  Learn more and get involved with the mentoring program by clicking here.

We meet once a month via conference call to outline the objectives for the following weeks.

News & Highlights

PNCWA Info Session & Resume Building Workshop Feb 11 PSU Campus

Where: Hot Lips Pizza on PSU Campus (1909 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR)
When: Monday, February 11 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come join our Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) Students & Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) for a Resume Building Workshop on Monday, February 11 at Hot Lips Pizza-PSU! We will provide an introduction to PNCWA, followed by a Resume-Building 101 presentation, and we will finish with time for students to work with water industry professionals on their individual resumes. With the PSU Career Fair coming up on February 13, this is your chance to network with professionals in the water industry and get some last-minute help with your resume. Oh, and there will also be pizza!

 

The 2019 PNCWA Mentoring Program is happening!
The survey for participating as either a mentor and/or protégé in the 2019 PNCWA Mentoring Program is up and running! The first batch of matches will be made for those who respond by January 18, 2019.  Visit the Mentoring webpage for more information and the survey link.  Below are positive feedbacks from last years’ program.  We look forward to another rewarding year. 
From a protégé: “The PNCWA Mentoring Program helped me to learn more about our industry. It was good to learn from other point of view and hear the experiences from my mentor. Thank you PNCWA for this helpful program.”
► From a mentor: “This program did a great job in matching me with a protégée who was in a similar field enabling, us to find common ground quickly and even partner on a business opportunity!”
► From a mentor: “This is a great way to get to know young engineers and gain insights from them while sharing your own experience.”

Continue: 2019 PNCWA Mentoring Program

Contact Info

Kristi Steiner, Chair