Discussion Thread

Career Advice

  • 1.  Career Advice

    Posted 20 days ago
    I'm looking ahead for construction management, and I am more over a research based guy. Which university do you think will be the best place to start my masters from?  As a civil engineer now, what skills could I develop in myself to grow smoothly in the construction industry? 

    THANK YOU! 

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    Salman Mohammed Ameen S.M.ASCE
    civil eng
    Hyderabad
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  • 2.  RE: Career Advice

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Salman, and,
    Congratulations as you continue your formal educational preparation.

    The answer to your two questions is "It Depends!"

    • Q1. "Which university..."  
    I suggest you visit the following resources and glean responses to a list of questions that describe your various interest and concerns.

    https://www.construction-institute.org/

     

    https://www.agc.org/

     

    https://www.asce.org/construction-engineering/construction-engineering/

    •  Q2. "what skills could I develop in myself ..."   
    Improve and continue to develop and practice your comfort level with asking and answering questions...at the time you realize you "Need to know."
    This one skill will take you where ever you wish to go.

    While your technical skills are important, what is equally important will be your comfort level with collaboration, cooperation, and communication (listening) with people, process, and leadership.

    Stay Healthy!
    Cheers,
    Bill

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    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880
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