March 20, 2012

Over the past several weeks I have been putting in long days at the office, going in on weekends, and bringing home work in an effort to meet a permit submission deadline for a large adaptive reuse...
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March 11, 2012

Contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira explores what it means to be adult: Here on Bridging the Gap we often talk about the gap between the academic world and the professional world, but there’s...
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March 4, 2012

According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the average worker in America puts in 35 hours per week. If that number seems low based on your workweek, you’re not...
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February 4, 2012

My current project is currently in an intensive coordination phase. Each of the last several Tuesday’s the design team has meet to resolve numerous conflicts in the design. The structural design...
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December 14, 2011

It’s cliché to talk about the importance of networking in advancing your career. Why all the emphasis? Because success really is as much about who you know, and those contacts will, by extension,...
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November 25, 2011

By regular guest blogger: Rafael Gomes de Oliveira Two months ago, I had a conversation with some peers about why I decided to study structural engineering and how I went about finding a job....
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October 9, 2011

Although the economy is slow, if you can demonstrate your abilities and are flexible on location, type of work, and title there are still opportunities.  My company recently hired several engineers...
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April 23, 2011

April showers bring May flowers and annual performance evaluations.  Being slightly narcissistic, I always get more worked up about the reviews than I ought to.  The evaluation itself consists of...
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April 5, 2011

This weekend I returned to my alma mater, the University of Michigan, for the North Central Regional student conference.  It was the first time that I had attended the annual Steel Bridge and...
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August 27, 2010

Last week, all of our summer interns left to return to school. It's a week that I always dread.  Over the past week, I have been working extra hours each day trying to complete by myself all the...
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