August 31, 2013

Remember what it felt like to get called into the principal's office. The anxiety is the same when it happens unannounced at work. I was called in recently because the project I manage had low...
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August 15, 2013

I’m back! My apologies for the long unannounced sabbatical from my regular blogging. I hadn't planned to take such a hiatus, but finally it seems life caught up to me. In recent months, I've seen a...
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May 13, 2013

Robert E. Alger, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Lane Construction Corporation Robert E. Alger,...
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April 20, 2013

From the time I enrolled in the college of engineering, I expected a linear career path from school to work to successful career. Few engineers follow such a direct path. Contributor Rachel Cantor...
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April 13, 2013

Frequent contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira just finished answering a survey about more education requirements for professional licensure and the raising the bar initiative. He was quite taken...
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April 3, 2013

My apologies for the long layoff between posts. March was an extremely busy month for me, including three very trying and tiring workweeks bookended by a great ski vacation in Colorado and the...
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February 10, 2013

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches featured Will Farrel playing President George Bush. The neophyte President immediately finds himself besieged by dire threats ranging from thermal...
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February 5, 2013

I’ve recently been offering my advice to some young engineers via the ASCE Career Mentoring program. Below are some questions from people at various stages of their job search.   Still...
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January 27, 2013

Ever wonder how some actors can have a career-making year in which they seem to appear in every blockbuster. You wonder how they could have worked on so many projects at once. Well, they didn’t do...
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January 20, 2013

Somewhere on the walk back from the karaoke bar to our hotel in Montreal, one of the other younger members attending the ASCE conference with me turned and exclaimed, “I hope none of the pictures...
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