Spend a Week in Washington, DC, Learning
How Transportation Policies Are Developed!
Are you interested in learning how transportation
policies are shaped and ultimately determined at the national level? The
Eno Transportation Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 13th
Annual Leadership Development Conference. Students accepted will take part
in workshop sessions with top officials
from federal agencies, congress, and
national transportation organizations that play key roles in formulating
and carrying out transportation policies. The all-expenses-paid conference
will be held May 23-27, 2005, in Washington, DC.
The Department of City and Regional
Planning faculty will nominate one current M.U.P. student for this exciting
conference in May designed to help transportation students develop the
skills needed to hold leadership positions in the profession.
I participated myself as a student and found it a wonderful experience.
You can find more information about
the program at http://www.enotrans.com/News/2005EnoLDCCall.pdf. (Note
that this includes instructions to faculty in how to chose a nominee, which
will help you to craft your application materials.)
If you would like the department to
consider nominating you, you must *email* me a resume (2 pages maximum)
and a one page statement of interest explaining why you would like to participate
in the conference and how it will help you to achieve your professional
goals. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Thursday, January
27. Department faculty will select one student among those who
apply, choosing the student who most clearly meets the criteria established
by the program:
"Your nominee should be a student
whom you believe demonstrates leadership abilities and who ultimately could
qualify for a senior management or executive position in a transportation-related
If you have any questions about the
program or the nomination process, please feel free to contact me.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0185