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    The coronavirus outbreak has brought about radical change in the way companies operate. With most operations going remote, ...

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    Remember when you were 17 years old, filling out multiple college applications, scrolling through the hundreds of possible ...

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    Most people are teenagers when they enter college and have to choose a major. I was a 17-year-old student at the University ...

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    A career path in the engineering industry tends to follow a linear trajectory. The educational programs are clearly defined, ...

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    Time is just as important as money, but sometimes the schedule is not tracked as closely as the budget. Punctuality and ...

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    With most of us now working from home, new challenges have emerged. Our company has encouraged more and more communication ...

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    Like for many others, working from home is entirely new to me. It may be challenging to set boundaries and stay motivated. ...

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    Do you have an engineering dream job? You know, the one for that company you’ve been following online for months, if not ...

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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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