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What I Wish I Knew: Work Life Balance

Monday, October 18, 2021  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What I Wish I knew session, aims to provide insights on the life of a young professional in the concrete industry. This session will explore the challenges, factors, problems, and solutions of having a good work life balance. The panel will discuss the different points of view and specific challenges they face to maintain the balance. The panel, in addition to sharing their experiences, will discuss a variety of solutions and techniques to help other tackle their work life balance challenges.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe what work life balance means;
(2) Summarize challenges and problems that may affect work life balance;
(3) Identify strategies to manage your time better to achieve a good work life balance;
(4) Discuss solutions and techniques based on the panelists experiences.

* Certificates of PDH credit will not be issued for this session.

What I Wish I Knew: Work Life Balance

Presented By: Colin Rueb
Affiliation: Raths, Raths and Johnson, Inc.
Description: A panel of your professionals will share their experiences in the pursue of the balance between work and life. Having a healthy and productive work life balance does not happen with the flick of a switch. Experiences are obtained, errors are made, and lessons are learned. These 6 young professionals will share their experiences on how to achieve a healthier balance in different stages of their career. How to maintain the balance while studying for the PE exam? How to have a balanced work life when doing multiple projects, all different in scope, size, and discipline? Tips and tricks on work life balance when transitioning from student to full time professional. This panel aims to share their knowledge and experience with others to encourage professional development without hindering the personal development.

Presented By: Keila Lombardozzi
Affiliation: DPR Construction

Presented By: Andres Matos
Affiliation: Flood Testing Laboratories Inc

Presented By: Nishant Garg
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presented By: Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza
Affiliation: Mafic USA, LLC

Presented By: Samhar Hoz
Affiliation: International Code Council

Upper Level Sponsors

Brasfield Gorrie
Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Metromont Corporation
Thomas Concrete

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