Unfortunately, this is a question I get all too often. Lack of confidence is one of the biggest inhibitors of professional development and overall success for civil engineering professionals (and many other professionals, for that matter). So, as a civil engineer, how can you build your confidence?
I have found that to build your confidence, you need to engage in activities that are uncomfortable for you, but also watch and spend time with people who are doing things that you are uncomfortable doing.
Here are some examples of confidence-building activities you might consider implementing.