May 9, 2019

The Civil Engineering Roundtable showcases insights from a cross-section of ASCE members on a variety of industry topics. As spring transitions to summer, it’s the start of that most exciting of...
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April 17, 2019

How do you motivate engineers so that they want to step up and take ownership of their work, instead of being content with just being along for the ride? This was a question I received recently...
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February 12, 2019

This is a question that I get from civil engineering students almost daily. Should they seek full-time employment immediately after completing their undergraduate studies or pursue a master’s...
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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 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

Nelsy Badia is gearing up for graduate school this fall, working toward a master’s degree in construction engineering and management at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. After five...
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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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