For this special feature we had asked NCS Board members, "What has it meant to you to be a member of the NCS Board?" The universal theme from the feedback you will discover below was “personal and professional development.” The specific themes that each focused on for development however were unique:
If you are or have been an NCS Board member, I encourage you to share your story with our members. Write a few paragraphs about your experience, include a biographical note and a photograph and email Ranjit Sahai so we can include the narrative about your experience here.
Having been involved in the NCS BOD has been fulfilling to me on a personal and professional basis. I have built life-long relationships with fellow civil engineers with whom I share mutual professional interests. Being involved with the NCS BOD also helped me hone-in on important soft skills such as writing, public speaking, and finance, especially if you take on the important roles of newsletter editor, treasurer, and president. Being part of the NCS BOD has also been a wonderful way to make a difference, give back to our profession, and outreach to our community through the many worthwhile programs that we participate in (i.e., student scholarship program, sustainability, Engineer’s Week, and Boundary Stones, just to mention a few).