January 16, 2019

Students and young civil engineers are faced with many challenges, and they are constantly learning new things, meeting new people, and making decisions. It’s a bit like drinking from a firehose....
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January 16, 2019

“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.” – Maya Angelou The riskiest career move is not taking one. So why do we try our best...
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January 8, 2019

It's the perfect New Year's resolution. It improves your physical fitness. Saves you money. Helps the environment. What activity could do all of these things? Riding your bike more often, of...
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January 1, 2019

“The devil’s in the detail” is an idiom that is very relevant to civil engineers, and one to think about as you plan for the new year. In the world of civil engineering projects and technical...
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December 18, 2018

Pull out your career roadmap and you probably won't see very many straight lines. Most people's paths go up and down and back around. And that's OK. It's to be expected. On today's episode of...
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December 12, 2018

We all know the joke about the difference between the extroverted and the introverted engineer when they talk to someone. Introverted engineers look at their shoes, and extroverted engineers look at...
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October 31, 2018

I recently provided management training for a civil engineering firm and this question came up multiple times. Civil engineering managers struggle with delegation for many reasons, but when they do...
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October 25, 2018

Civil engineering and community are inextricably linked. So it just makes sense that there is a community for civil engineers. ASCE Collaborate is that community – an online meeting place for...
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October 3, 2018

I have received emails from many civil engineers who are just starting their careers. They often ask me about their first job. Some of their questions are … • What if I take a first job and...
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August 23, 2018

I look at my to-do list at the end of the day and see a lot of tasks crossed off, and it makes me feel good. I feel accomplished, like it’s been a good day. That was before I discovered and...
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