ASCE Resume Workshop

Want to turn those job applications into job interviews?

It’s all about crafting the perfect resume.

The way you present your work history isn’t just important; it can be the paramount reason you get that call back for an interview.

And the ASCE Resume Workshop can help.

Submit your resume and get professional feedback from the workshop’s team of career coaches. Post your resume during the AMA-styled live workshop at ASCE Career by Design, March 11-16, and receive advice in a public forum. 

*** You must be an ASCE Member for your resume to be reviewed. 

The team of career coaches brings a diversity of experience and wealth of knowledge to the process. 

Meet the ASCE Resume Workshop coaches: 

Melany Alliston‐Brick, P.E., Civil Engineering Practice Director
Best Resume Tip? Talk about your accomplishments, not your duties.
What's the best career advice you've ever received?
Communication skills are just as important in an engineering career as the math and science. Your ideas must be communicated clearly and succinctly in plain language for someone to be able to implement them. From your resume to your design drawings to the way you explain your work to the public, communicate clearly in all you do – someone’s life may depend on it!

Doug Cantrell, P.E., PMP, Preservation and Repair Engineer
Best resume tip?
Use bullet points and effective headings to organize your resume.
What's the best career advice you've ever received?
It’s not a mistake, unless you make it twice.

Anthony Fasano, P.E., M.ASCE, Executive Coach and Trainer for Engineers 

Best resume tip? You should submit a different resume to each job you apply for. Each one should be catered to the specific needs of that company.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Focus on the 20% of the things that drive 80% of your success, forget the rest.

Ashley Lesser, P.E., M.ASCE, Project engineer, NTH Consultants
Best resume tip? Take the time to create a fresh, tailored version of your resume for each opportunity you pursue. Review the job description and company website carefully, and emphasize specific experiences and accomplishments that will help you succeed in that particular role.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Never stop learning!  But don't think that learning only takes place in a classroom or from a textbook.  Get to know the engineers in your company who you most admire for their technical prowess, and ask them what you can do to sharpen your skills.

Katie Little, Minister of Christian Service
Best resume tip? Keep it clear. Many recruiters may not spend more than a glance at it if it’s too cluttered or poorly formatted.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Look for a job that is a good fit, but if a job doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, you can still learn from the experience and then use it as a steppingstone to a better one.

Christopher Medora, EIT, ENV SP, LEED Green Assoc., Highway Designer
Best resume tip? Organization of your resume goes a long way.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Do not be afraid to ask questions, no matter how silly they may seem.
Nicolai Oliden, P.E., Project Engineer and Office Manager
Best resume tip:
Become so desirable, or network so well that you don’t need a resume.
What’s the best career advice you've ever received? 
“You don’t get paid by the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to that hour” –Jim Rohn. This has made me continually focus on what value I’m bringing to my job each day and finding ways to always improve.
Michael A. Perez, Ph.D., CPESC, Assistant Professor
Best resume tip? Formatting should be clear, concise and easy for readers to follow.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Networking is the best thing you can do to grow professionally.

Danielle Schroeder, EIT, CBSI, Associate Bridge Engineer
Best resume tip? Experience in the past should be written in past tense. If it is present experience, use present tense.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Somewhat Drexel specific, but the best career advice I ever received from a Drexel Alumnus was to apply for the BS/MS Accelerated Degree program. To be able to graduate with both my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Civil Engineering in five years was difficult, but it made it so much easier for me to stand out when I was searching for my first full-time job.

Julian Valencia, Utility Management Engineer (Engineer II)
Best resume tip? 
Don’t undervalue your aptitudes and skills when you write your experience.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? 
Always give your 100% in the task you are assigned. This commitment will be presented in the work you delivered and will follow you over time.
Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, P.E., Ph.D., ENV SP, Engineer
Best resume tip? Keep your resume clean – balance white space and text.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? You need to know what you know. You need to know what you don’t know. And you need to learn to ask for help.
Starts:  Mar 11, 2020 12:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 16, 2020 12:00 AM (ET)
Associated with  Career By Design
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Tirza Austin
(703) 295-6053
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