The “Specialization Talk: Knowing What Lies Ahead” was held on February 28, 2015, Saturday from 9AM to 12NN at Bro. Andrew Gonzalez Building Room 1403.
As an annual event, Civil Engineering Society pioneers a specialization talk for the sophomores of the civil engineering department. This talk allows students to understand the different specializations which will be offered to them when they enter their junior year. It is assumed that some students may not be aware of the different specializations or what will their future be if they take a specific specialization. This talk aims to address various questions that may be raised by the participants through the alumni that has undergone the training for each specialization.
The Civil engineering program of De La Salle University offers 4 fields of specialization:
1. Structural Engineering
2. Construction Technology and Management Engineering
3. Transportation Engineering
4. Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
Each specializations offers different paths for each student. These fields may also be the general topic for one’s thesis topic or even a specialization choice for when they apply for a Master or Doctorate degree. The chosen speakers are proficient people who gave the participants knowledge in this matters by giving their insights on the experiences they had undergone. The DLSU CE alumni supported the event by serving as resource speakers. The resource speakers were:
- Engr. Jommel Macabagdal – CTM Speaker; Graduated on 2008 from DLSU with Honors; Project Management Director of MAXiMUS Built Solutions, Inc.; Former President of DLSU-CES A.Y. 2006-2007.
- Engr. Ronaldo Ison – STE Speaker; Graduated on 1989 from UP; MS-CE Major in Structures UP; Principal Engineer and Owner of R.S. Ison &Associates; Former President of ASEP, Chancellor of the ASEP Fellows
- Engr. Jan Santa Barbara – HWR Speaker; Graduated on 2004 from DLSU; Part Owner of Bread for Every Juan; Established Datem Water, Inc.
- Engr. Judy Valdez – TRE Speaker; Graduated on 2014 from DLSU; Project Development Officer of DOTC; Former President of JPICE – Lungsod ng Maynila A.Y. 2013-2014.
The Specialization Talk is the most effective way of informing the sophomores of what specializations they should take. The speakers were able to guide them on these matters from the different specializations that were presented. The CES students-in-charge of the project were project head, James de Jesus and Vice President for Academics, Kenneth Elevado.
Article by: James de Jesus