ITS launches 2020 international alumni seminar series
In light of current global circumstances, a new series of alumni presentations was launched in April that offers a number of webinars hosted by some of our international alumni.
In this new online seminar series we invited some of our international alumni to give presentations on a variety of industry topics, drawing from a range of industry experiences. This series was designed to focus on some of our global alumni achievements whilst also re-energising a sense of ITS community in a remote environment..
The first seminar was delivered by Elena Chiari on “From class assignments to real-life projects: how I’ve applied what I learned at Leeds”. Elena graduated in 2013 with MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering and after returning to Panama and also working in Columbia she has been involved in projects regarding transport infrastructure, planning and sustainable mobility, mainly in Latin America.
“When I was considering about my seminar topic I thought what would the Elena of now would want to share with the Elena of 2012. Having been in their situation in the past, alumni can provide useful information to current master students regarding how they may apply what they are learning in real-life projects, managing expectations, insights about the opportunities and relevant actors in this sector and share what they found most useful.”
She went on to say “I realised thanks to this experience of delivering a seminar, that what I learned at ITS has influenced my professional experience more than I originally thought, spanning much broader topics. Not only regarding skill sets to deliver specific tasks but also applying core lessons and teachings from other colleagues that may be relevant and thinking outside my very specific area.”
Our seminars are currently only offered to our students to join live but they are available to everyone to listen back to:
Wednesday 29 July “Vision and Driving: visual acuity and motion perception” – Mojtaba Morraba, PhD Transport Studies, 2016
Wednesday 12 August “Tactical Urbanism/Innovating Streets” – Courtney Groundwater, MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering, 2013
If you wish to get involved and deliver a seminar to our masters students please email.