Iowa Alumni Magazine: A Dream Job

Monday, December 10, 2012

Engineering alumna Avery Bang (BSE 2007 civil engineering) is featured in a story on "A Dream Job" in the current issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine.

The article is based on the premise that, with work consuming so much of our lives, it’s important to love what we do—or at least find ways to cope with the daily grind, Bang is an excllent subject for a University of Iowa course that aims to help students carve their own path in the modern career world, bridging the gap between the sometimes conflicting desires of their heads and their hearts.

In a rural part of Ethiopia, Bang helped construct a sturdy bridge over a river chasm that separates villagers from a myriad of life-enhancing and life-saving opportunities. As executive director of the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity, 28-year-old Bang has traveled to about 30 countries and built 100 vital connections to education, commerce, and health care.  She also was recently honored as one of America’s up-and-coming young civil engineers.

To read the complete Iowa Alumni Magazine article, click here.