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    So, you’ve made up your mind to leave your current company and start a new chapter at another company. There could be ...

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    As a 20-year-old female civil engineering student at Santa Rosa Junior College, I never would have thought that I’d get ...

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    Presentations are an important aspect of professional life. Whether it’s to win work, share results or train staff, having ...

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    The energy industry has changed dramatically since the turn of the century. It will continue to evolve as technological ...

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    Balancing work and home life can be a real challenge at times. Add in motherhood, and it can get downright crazy. I would ...

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    The Fundamentals of Engineering – or FE – exam is a great way to test (pun intended) what students learned while pursuing ...

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    Professional licensure, like most things in life, comes with aspects that are good, bad and ugly. Fortunately, when weighing ...

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    Here are five things you can do to excel as an entry-level civil engineer. Reorganize your thinking ...

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    Like many civil engineers, I work in an open-office layout. This type of office is great for the collaborative work that ...

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    When I first decided to pursue an education in civil engineering, my big, long-term stretch goals were to  (1) obtain full-time ...

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    Choosing a major in college “Umm … psychology, computer science or biology!” This was my exact response in my senior ...

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    Over the years, I have been frequently asked if it was hard to come to the United States as an international student and ...

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    One of the major concerns among the growing number of young professionals all over the world is the challenge of building ...

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    Salvador Bentolila did a great job outlining the benefits of having a mentor in his Career By Design article “ Mentoring: ...

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    “…everyone is now a marketer.” -Seth Godin I have heard engineering students say that they are going into engineering ...

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    As soon as I found out about ASCE’s new mentoring platform, ASCE Mentor Match, I became interested in the idea of mentoring. ...

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    One stereotype often attached to civil engineers is that in private industries they often end up in blue-collar jobs involving ...

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    Despite what many may think, being a licensed professional engineer (PE) does not mean you are at the pinnacle of your field. ...

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    Online graduate education is no longer the sole domain of MBAs. Civil engineers, in increasing numbers each year, are returning ...

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    The wafting aroma of cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. signals the arrival of spring.  Whenever the weather breaks, I ...

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    The other week I was at a dredging conference where there were multiple presentations on safety in the dredging industry. ...

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     “…everyone is now a marketer.” – Seth Godin I have heard engineering students say that they are going into engineering ...

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    After completing graduate work last year at the University of Maryland, I began looking for entry-level geotechnical engineering ...

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    When someone says there is sexism in engineering, what do you think it means? You’re probably thinking that the term is ...

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