Ten UF students attended the 2nd Florida ITE Student Leadership Summit (SLS), hosted by University of South Florida in Tampa. The summit aims to guide future transportation professionals and provide them with valuable career advice. During this three-day event, students attended a series of presentations from transportation leaders from different backgrounds. Additionally, students participated in a career fair where they were able to talk to potential employers and have mock interviews. One of the activities included a competition where groups were assigned to perform an oral presentation and write an article about a relevant transportation issue. One of UF’s doctoral students, Luan Carvalho, was part of the winning group. Finally, the event was closed with the announcement of that the 2020 Florida SLS will be hosted by Florida international University in Miami.
Fabio Sasahara, UF ITE president, had this to say on the 2nd annual SLS:
“USF has done a fantastic job with this edition of the SLS with amazing speakers and great events. It provided great opportunity for students to network with their peers and professionals, and was a great way to introduce new students to ITE. I am 100% confident that the Florida SLS, first held in 2018 by the University of Florida, is now a solid tradition in our District. We are looking forward for the next edition in Miami”