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Daniel Bressler, EIT, A.M.ASCE

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Daniel Bressler, EIT, A.M.ASCE


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Posted By Daniel Bressler Sep 14, 2021 10:12 AM
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Hey Andrew,  Don't be discouraged! It can be really tough especially with some jobs for fresh graduates requiring 5 years experience. Firstly, reach out to your friends and family and let them know you're looking. Next reach out to your former classmates, older graduates, and alumni. Let your former ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Aug 23, 2021 1:06 PM
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This is great advice! Graduate school is a different type of education than undergrad. I am currently pursuing my graduate degree and my first semester back in school was the hardest due to balancing my job and schooling. I'm not sure if this is a common experince so I thought it worth sharing. -- ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Aug 23, 2021 1:06 PM
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I think this is a heavy topic and I would love to it start off. I think that companies should make an effort to make every engineer feel like they are part of the team by giving them an integral role to play. To reinforce this, I would give and like to receive feedback (both positive and negative) ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jul 21, 2021 7:37 PM
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I'd be curious to hear from a marketing perspective the difference between "cheap" swag vs. "quality" swag vs. no swag at all. Do you think that it's a matter of getting the name out regardless of the quality of the marketing product? For example, if a company's name is on a cheap pen, and you have ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jul 20, 2021 8:22 AM
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Recently I have begun to feel more confident in my designs and engineering capabilities. I mentioned to my mentor the other week that I started answering emails and talking to clients over the phone more often. Additionally, I have started going alone to site visits and found myself able to respond ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jul 20, 2021 8:21 AM
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The biggest shock to me was to adjusting to the imperfections of the real world. In college we were taught that there is one solution and that solution was a pretty whole number. In the real world there isn't time to make perfect calculations on everything. So to be an efficient engineer I learnt ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jul 6, 2021 1:03 PM
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I'm sure we all have our fair share of FREE pens, water coolers, rulers, and...speakers? Here is a picture of some of the swag I have laying around my desk.  What's the coolest company swag you received from your company or a company recruiting? On the flip side, what is the worst company swag ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 27, 2021 2:00 PM
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@Christopher Dzidek Thank you for the recommendation! This video was really insightful and I will definitely keep these tips in mind in the future. I implore everyone to watch this presentation! Here is the direct link for those that are interested: How to avoid death By PowerPoint | David JP Phillips​ ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 21, 2021 10:48 PM
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Like most engineers, I have listened and presented a fair share of presentations. Some of which have been captivating and engaging, while others not so much. I mentioned in a previous post that I like to use some of my video editing skills to fine tune and polish presentations whether it be for work ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 16, 2021 9:08 AM
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I always have enjoyed video editing. Although this doesn't always align with civil engineering directly I find little ways to use my hobby/skill in a professional setting.  Here are two ways I can think of: I make YouTube videos to help new engineers and students navigate through the initial ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 7, 2021 2:58 PM
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I'll go first, My freshman professor, Professor Ronan, said: "If an answer doesn't look right, it probably isn't.  This simple piece of advice has saved me numerous points on tests throughout my education. Additionally, I use this in everyday work. If I'm sizing up a simple beam and the beam or connections ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 7, 2021 9:59 AM
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I think this is a great topic and something that younger individuals should be wary about. I think mitch said it quite well that "Anything you put on social media represents you, your brand, and your reputation as you never know who could be reading..." I make YouTube videos about my experience within ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 7, 2021 9:58 AM
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I wanted to start a thread, perhaps a series of threads, if people find it interesting. The prompt: What was the best advice you received from a professor? ------------------------------ Daniel Bressler EIT, A.M.ASCE Structural Engineer Brooklyn NY ------------------------------
Posted By Daniel Bressler Jun 2, 2021 9:12 AM
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I would agree with @Danielle Schroeder that you should stay connected to all the professional organizations that you are currently part of. If I had to give one piece of advice to the newly graduated class I would say don't be afraid to ask for help or reach out to people. We've all been a newly ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Apr 21, 2021 12:14 PM
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As I continue along with my career I am noticing that a lot of my colleagues are switching jobs to get promotions instead of sticking within the same company. This made me wonder, why has job-hopping become so common when staying within one company used to be the norm? What changed to bring this ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Apr 14, 2021 10:15 AM
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Hello Jhon, One method for networking is to attend virtual lectures, seminars, or discussions and follow up with the engineer presenting thanking them for their time and ask a few questions. This is a great way to initiate a discussion and connection. Another method is to reply to other threads on ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Apr 7, 2021 9:27 AM
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Mario, I agree with you that the experience you learnt from working on small projects is just as valuable as information you learnt from large projects. The interviewee's critique perhaps was referring to the fact that large projects have a larger scope of work and therefore come with larger budgets, ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Apr 6, 2021 9:58 AM
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Some firms have a business-casual dress code while other firms don't have any dress code with some people showing up in tee-shirts. I have seen a company handbook that requires the Engineers to wear ties (although none of them do). With virtual meetings, and the summer months coming, this questions ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Apr 5, 2021 2:12 PM
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David,  Thank you for sharing your story! I agree with you that the most important aspect is your attitude.  Having a support system can help with this as well. As you noted, the next opportunity can come from the unlikeliest places which is why it's important to keep a heads-up and keep pushing ...
Posted By Daniel Bressler Mar 25, 2021 7:36 PM
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Mario, Your resume has some great bones to it! I think there are two small points that need to be fixed: The descriptions of your work experience aren't really dynamic and don't give a feel for what you actually did. Try to add more specific details to impress the reader and make them want ...