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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 a...
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March 8, 2017

What concentration should I pursue for my civil engineering degree, and how much does it affect my ability to change paths later in my career? I get these related questions often from civil...
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February 17, 2017

If you are a civil engineer with any amount of experience, you probably chuckled when you read the title of this post. The question that came in actually read as follows: I need help to find a...
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January 30, 2017

My studies and experience convince me that the trajectory of our professional and personal lives will be heavily influenced by our brain literacy; that is, what we know about our brain, how we apply...
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January 25, 2017

Civil engineers working in construction often ask this question. There is not a catch-all answer here, but the short answer is you must be persistent in finding ways to do design work in your...
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January 20, 2017

It’s a little bit like a party where all the invited guests are civil engineers. ASCE Collaborate is a new member benefit giving Society members a powerful resource with which they can network...
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January 5, 2017

I am really glad that a civil engineer recently asked me this question because I think the answer can have a profound effect on the career of a civil engineer. How important is it to work in the...
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December 15, 2016

I recently got an interesting question from a civil engineer who owns a small civil engineering company. I will call him Joe to keep him anonymous and let you know that his business consists of only...
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November 30, 2016

Lately, I have received several questions from civil engineers who are nearing graduation. Their questions focus on two points: • How should they determine in which field of civil engineering...
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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...
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