Careers & Leadership

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November 16, 2016

Yes, every civil engineer should learn about business development. That concludes this post… Just kidding. First of all, let me define business development for those civil engineers who are not familiar with the term. The…Read More >>

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October 25, 2016

Here’s a question I get from civil engineers almost every day: Where can I find a mentor as a civil engineer? Excellent question, and before I even answer it, I want to say that, in…Read More >>

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October 20, 2016

Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email brent@brentdarnell.com or visit brentdarnell.com. The long-standing issue of diversity and inclusion is reaching a tipping point. I have attended…Read More >>

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October 12, 2016

I recently received this question from a civil engineer: I would like to return to the civil engineering field of wastewater (from my current civil engineering discipline) and move closer to a major city. However,…Read More >>

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September 29, 2016

I enjoy a quote that’s often attributed to Spider-Man, although technically, his uncle Ben said it: “With great power comes great responsibility.” It’s wisdom that is highly applicable to the professional engineer’s license. In my…Read More >>

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September 15, 2016

Civil engineers often ask me why it is so important to obtain your P.E. (professional engineering) license. There are many reasons why obtaining this prestigious credential is important. In this post, I will list 5…Read More >>

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September 1, 2016

I recently received a question from a young civil engineer who was considering management as the next step in his career progression, but said he wasn’t sure what being a manager entails besides showing strong…Read More >>

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August 23, 2016

A 2015 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor finds that 27 million working-age Americans, nearly 14 percent, are starting or running new businesses. While more and more businesses begin every day, the prospect of leaving…Read More >>

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August 17, 2016

OK, so I am writing an article to tell you to be honest as a civil engineer. Well, if that point is not obvious, then I don’t know what it is. However, it’s not always…Read More >>

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July 29, 2016

A few months ago, I wrote about this topic in more general terms regarding credentials to focus on as a civil engineer. However, the specific question of whether to get a master’s degree in civil…Read More >>