August 17, 2020

I do a lot of speaking and training on networking and relationship-building for civil engineering professionals. One of the points I teach on is allowing the other person you are conversing with to...
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August 17, 2020

Building your career often comes with a variety of challenges. Whether it’s transitioning to a new position or staying on top of the latest industry trends, navigating your career path is not...
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June 29, 2020

In a recent session of our people skills course for engineers, I received the following question from one of our participants and thought was perfect for this column: Do you have some advice on...
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May 7, 2020

Abby Cowser has one last assignment to complete as a college student. She needs to figure out what she wants for graduation dinner. “My mom said she’ll cook me whatever I want, so that’s...
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March 3, 2020

I’ve said over and over on The Civil Engineering Podcast that every civil engineering professional should absolutely find a mentor as early on in their career as possible. However, I recently...
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February 12, 2020

Want to turn those job applications into job interviews? It’s all about crafting the perfect resume. The way you present your work history and abilities isn’t just important; it can be the...
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November 14, 2019

Choosing your major is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. But as anyone who chooses to major in civil engineering can tell you, that decision is really only half the...
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August 21, 2019

“My question to you is, have you met any engineers pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering after an undergraduate degree in a different engineering discipline, while also pursuing...
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July 8, 2019

I’ve received this question from several civil engineering professionals recently. If you’re not familiar with the terms “percent billable” or “utilization rate,” they are typically...
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May 28, 2019

I recently received this question during a webinar I was conducting for ASCE on the topic of preparing for your annual performance review. First, I will say that your transition from civil engineer...
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