Careers & Leadership

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July 20, 2017

So, you are signed up for an upcoming civil engineering conference, and now it’s time to start putting together a plan to ensure that you get the most out of the event. I know what…Read More >>

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July 6, 2017

This post comes as a general response to questions I get from hundreds of civil engineers asking how they can more rapidly advance their career or grow their civil engineering business. My answer is simple:…Read More >>

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June 15, 2017

I previously covered the benefits of becoming a jack-of-all-trades, and more recently, focusing on a specific niche as a civil engineer. In this post, I want to dig deeper into specialization as a civil engineer….Read More >>

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June 7, 2017

Ethics lie at the core of all engineering decisions. And the decisions made by civil engineers can affect millions of people. Despite the importance of ethics, many questions remain about ethical issues pertaining to sustainability,…Read More >>

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May 24, 2017

This is a question I struggled with myself when I started out as a young civil engineer working in the field of land development. When you work in land development, there are many different aspects…Read More >>

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May 3, 2017

The million-dollar question that is currently running through the minds of thousands of civil engineering students: How do I find a civil engineering internship? And with good reason. Finding a good internship can set you…Read More >>

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April 27, 2017

Your time is limited, today more than ever. Like most everyone, civil engineers are overextended, and between their careers and personal lives they have way too many responsibilities. That said, sacrificing networking due to a…Read More >>

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April 5, 2017

I am not currently in a position where I’m involved in the hiring process for a civil engineering company, but have been in the past, and wanted to answer the following question that I recently…Read More >>

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March 23, 2017

For many entrepreneurial engineers, failure is part of the business. Forbes estimates that 90 percent of startups fail, many of them before the business even has the chance to fully launch. While failure before success…Read More >>

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March 22, 2017

I recently received an interesting question from a young civil engineer who said that his perception at this point in his career was that to advance quickly and increase his salary, he must move to…Read More >>