Careers & Leadership

March 21, 2018

As busy as the civil engineering market is these days, there are still many civil engineering professionals out there looking for new opportunities, and one of them recently submitted these two questions to me. Why…Read More >>

February 26, 2018

(Part 2 of 2) If you’re reading this, you’re most likely in the field of civil engineering, and you probably understand how important public speaking is to your career. Your ability to speak can facilitate…Read More >>

February 7, 2018

(Part 1 of 2) If you have spent any amount of time in the field of civil engineering, you know that one’s ability to speak in public can play a huge role in their success…Read More >>

January 25, 2018

This is a question I get often from civil engineering professionals, usually from those on the early side of their career. It’s in reference to that proverbial fork in the road that all civil engineering…Read More >>

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year. While personally I don’t believe that January 1st offers any more opportunity than the other 364 days of the year, it does usually give us some time when we can reflect on…Read More >>

January 2, 2018

Actions speak louder than words. We’ve all heard that expression at one point, but what does it mean? Studies suggest that 80 to 95 percent of one-on-one communication is nonverbal. Around 38 percent comes from…Read More >>

December 12, 2017

If you’re a civil engineer like I am, you’ve probably heard of ASCE’s Raise the Bar. Whether you stumbled across it online, heard about it at a conference, or read about it in a newsletter,…Read More >>

November 16, 2017

Unfortunately, this is a question I get all too often. Lack of confidence is one of the biggest inhibitors of professional development and overall success for civil engineering professionals (and many other professionals, for that…Read More >>

October 19, 2017

Before I give you the advice I want to share in this post, let me qualify it for you. The strategy I’m going to share is not something I came up with myself, but I…Read More >>

September 21, 2017

I had the honor of speaking at the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum this week. It was a pleasure to speak to such a motivated group of young civil engineers. The topic I discussed was…Read More >>