Student Outreach Network


The Next Generation of Public Works Leaders

Welcome to the Student Outreach Network webpage!   Student Outreach is one of the most important initiatives for APWA. The recently-formed Student Outreach Network is working to establish a core group of dedicated APWA members to liaison with students at colleges,universities and technical colleges to educate them about public works and APWA.  The ultimate goal of the Network is to help students form APWA student chapters at their schools.

Attracting and retaining the next generations of public works leaders is a priority for APWA at the National and local levels.  APWA identified a need to increase its presence in colleges and universities, and to educate students about career opportunities in the public works field.  The mission of the Student Outreach Network is to educate students about public works, inspire them to get involved and transform the future.

We are gearing up for the 2014/2015 school year and spent the summer investigating interested schools and developing student programs.  The Network is currently working to develop student chapters Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Florida and Minnesota. 

Interested student and current APWA members can contact me at any time to ask questions or to find out how to get involved.  Join us as we work to Educate, Inspire and Transform!

Lauren Behm
Washington State Chapter
Student Outreach Network Chair

(Click on Names to the Right Column for Contact Information).

2015 Year End Report


North Seattle College Engineering Mentor Night

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103

The PSEC Mentor Nights are hosted at participating colleges and universities with the purpose of giving
engineering students (freshmen through seniors, & occasionally high school students) an opportunity to ask questions in person from a variety of practicing engineers, engineering alumni, and faculty about the wide spectrum of engineering disciplines, professions, career pathways, continuing education, professional
registration considerations, professional engineering organizations, responsibilities, and ethics over pizza
and refreshments.

Mentors are asked to bring samples of their work, such as reports, drawings, and models that will fit on a
30” X 30” table top for discussion with the students. It is also an opportunity to share information about
your professional societies, and your company as applicable. It is not a career fair, but rather an open forum to inspire local students towards a career in engineering, to answer questions, and to share your experience at a table top setting. The events are intended to be one-on-one affairs, and no ongoing mentoring relationship is expected.

Students can:
* Meet professional engineers
* Explore opportunities in engineering
* Get advice from professionals
* Learn more about internships and employment in engineering

For more information and to see a complete list of all Mentor events supported by PSEC, please visit our
Mentor Nights webpage at
For questions please contact Jason Salazar at, PSEC NSC Mentor Night Coordinator.

Links and Resources

Student Membership FAQs Student Membership Facts

Learn more about the Student Outreach Network - download the Program Brochure

Additional Resources and Templates can be found on the National website

    Total Member : 4
  • Mrs. Lauren J. Behm
  • Ms. Hillary Stibbard, PE
  • Ms. Patricia A. Thomson, MS
  • Ms. Tara D. Olsen

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