Mario, one of our career ambassadors, attended the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Region 4 Leadership Conference in NYC! While he was there, he went to several workshops held by leading companies and agencies in the industry such as BlackRock, Solar Turbines, National Security Agency (NSA), and Turner Construction. The conference had workshops in careers, leadership skills, technical skills, and advanced academia. One of the most important topics he learned during the conference was to develop your own “personal brand” as an engineer in the industry. He learned that to do this you must be fully aware of your strengths and weaknesses and build as much experience as possible. The conference provided students and professionals with the opportunity to network with each other and company recruiters. On the last day of the conference everyone congregated at the career fair of about 20 companies. Overall, he says it was a great experience filled with amity, encouragement, and personal development. If you have any questions to ask Mario about his SHPE experience please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.