Discussion Thread

  • 1.  What's your ideal networking event?

    Posted 03-05-2024 08:58 PM

    Networking is an essential aspect of career development in the field of civil engineering, providing opportunities to connect with peers, mentors, and potential collaborators. As we navigate our professional journeys, it's crucial to identify and participate in networking events that offer the most value and opportunities for growth.

    I invite you to share your insights and experiences regarding the best networking events for civil engineers. Whether you've attended industry conferences, local meetups, webinars, or other networking opportunities, your perspectives can provide valuable guidance to fellow members seeking to expand their professional networks.

    Which networking events have you found most beneficial for advancing your career in civil engineering?

    What kind of networking events do you enjoy attending? 

    Looking forward to hearing from you all!

    Cody Obropta P.E., M.ASCE
    Environmental Engineer
    Maine Department of Environmental Protection
    Bangor ME

  • 2.  RE: What's your ideal networking event?

    Posted 03-11-2024 10:00 AM

    Thanks for the though provoking question, Cody.

    Specialty conferences held in various locations worked well for me because they drew technical experts and local engineers. I could develop connections with, and pick the brains of, the experts and schmooze potential locals for future work. Branch and section meetings of ASCE also accomplished the latter for the local markets.

    William McAnally Ph.D., P.E., BC.CE, BC.NE, F.ASCE
    Columbus MS