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Transportation Academy

WTS-OC is now accepting applications for the 2024 Transportation Academy

The Transportation Academy is a two-week, in-person immersion into different facets of the transportation industry, for undergraduate and graduate college students, hosted by the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Orange County Chapter (WTS-OC). All interested students are encouraged to apply; the Transportation Academy is open to men and women. There is no cost to students for this program.

Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply! 

Because the transportation industry has a wide range of career options, the 2024 Transportation Academy will cover career opportunities in engineering/design, urban planning/environmental planning, and government affairs/outreach. Students will attend specialized programs with industry leaders, giving insight into careers in the transportation industry that complement their major. Students will hear from top executives in the transportation field and will experience different facets of transportation first-hand through a series of seminars, live tours, hands on activities, networking, and more.


The programs will be hosted by the participating firms and public agencies primarily in Orange County (Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana); however, select days may be hosted in Los Angeles. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to and from in-person programs and will be responsible for any parking costs (when necessary). Depending on the time of the in-person program, breakfast or lunch will be provided.


The Transportation Academy will be held Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2 and Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9. There will generally be a morning session from 8 am to 12 pm and an afternoon session from 1 pm to 5 pm. A detailed schedule will be released upon acceptance into the program.

Application Process

Please complete and submit the PDF or online application by 5p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024. PDF applications should be submitted to

The program is limited to 25 students. Notifications of award will be sent by Friday, July 12.


Please contact Meredith Church at or at 949-681-4208.


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