I am currently a student at the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) majoring in Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental Engineering. I am also part of both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as a Student Member and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - Student member. In addition to being part of those societies, I am also the former Project Manager for the CSULA Environmental Engineering Competition Team and former President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Theta-Tau Chapter.
My main objective is to be hired in pursuance of expanding my expertise in Civil Engineering and challenging myself in a new environment to grow as an individual and a professional.
With the position of Project Manager for the CSULA Environmental Engineering Team, I was responsible for overseeing and taking part of product construction and testing in order to ensure completion of projects as efficiently and effectively as possible. As well as evaluate and approve changes that substantially impact the scope, budget, or schedule of our project. The project at hand was to devise and construct a polishing treatment system that will remove contaminants and bring the water up to reusable standards at a rate of 6 gallons per minute (0.45 liters per second) under specific criteria after testing the treated water sample. During the testing phase of the project, we were responsible for testing the waters Dissolved Oxygen content, pH Value, Turbidity/Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Organic Carbon, Iron, and watercolor.
Though the position wasn't paid, nor an official internship, the requirements and tasks that were deemed for this student position through the annual ASCE competition are substantial to the criteria of a job listing as the competition was based on design, research, and lab testing, as well as system construction and performance, a design report, and an oral on-site presentation.