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ASCE CSU Fullerton: University Outreach's First Mentorship Academy - "Talk the Talk"

Updated: Mar 29

The YMF University Outreach Committee successfully hosted its first workshop at the Mark Thomas Irvine Office on November 30, 2023, as part of the University Outreach Mentorship Academy. The event featured a captivating and insightful presentation on the art of effective communication presented by Janelle Gonzalez. With her expertise, attendees were guided through strategies and techniques to master the nuances of professional dialogue. This event marked a significant milestone in her efforts to empower students with essential communication skills for professional success. Focused on instilling confidence, mastering soft skills, and fostering industry-appropriate dialogue, the workshop aimed to prepare future engineers for the demands of their careers. The workshop underscored a simple yet profound truth: effective communication is the key to unlocking an engineer's full potential.


About the Author:

Annabelle Talavera is a dedicated senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at California University of Fullerton. With a robust construction and stormwater inspection background, Annabelle brings practical knowledge to her academic pursuits. In the academic year of 2023-2024, she will take on the role of historian for the ASCE CSUF student chapter. Outside of her educational and professional endeavors, she enjoys rock climbing, crocheting, and spending time with her friends and family. If you'd like to connect with Annabelle or learn more about her experiences and involvement, she can be reached at

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