‘Young Professionals’ Conference: Expanding Your Skillset

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Railway Age’s second annual “Young Professionals” virtual conference will include concrete advice on how to expand your skills and grow your career in the freight and passenger rail industry.

Our 25 Under 40 program judge Nick Little, who is Director of Railway Education at Michigan State U., will talk with Nii Attoh-Okine, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, Professor & Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland; and Allan Zarembski, Professor and Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, University of Delaware in a session titled “Building Skills, Broadening Perspectives.”

These esteemed educators will discuss how their respective programs prepare candidates for a successful career in railroading, including undergraduate studies, graduate certificate programs, executive leadership training, digital technology research and more.

Join us May 9 for this free virtual event to discover answers to such questions as:

  • What are the industry’s immediate and long-term needs?
  • What are the most promising growth sectors?
  • What advice do current C-suite executives offer?
  • What are the best networking and career development opportunities right now?
  • How can you be sure to stand out to recruiters?

Among the speakers on the lineup:

In addition to its speakers, Railway Age Young Professionals is supported by several sponsors, including CPKC (platinum), AREMA (bronze), CN (bronze) and The Greenbrier Companies (bronze).

Serving as moderators of the fireside-chat style sessions are: Railway Age Executive Editor Marybeth Luczak and Senior Editor Carolina Worrell, plus Nick Little, Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research & Education at Michigan State University, and judge of Railway Age’s “Fast Trackers” 25 Under 40 awards program since its establishment in 2016. 

Registration includes access to the more than three-hour live event, as well as the ability to submit your own questions to our panelists.

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