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Mr Luis Duque, EIT, A.M.ASCE


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Posted By Luis Duque Sep 16, 2019 6:38 PM
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This time of the year is when most schools have job fairs and students are getting prepared for them. I know I attended these job fairs since my freshman year to get experience and get comfortable speaking with employers. These events are great to get to know companies in your area and learn what they ...
Posted By Luis Duque Sep 13, 2019 10:28 AM
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John,  Absolutely! International students are encouraged to apply as well! ------------------------------ Luis Duque EIT, A.M.ASCE Structural Engineer Broomfield CO luis@dlkeng.com ------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- Original Message: Sent: 09-13-2019 10:15 From: ...
Posted By Luis Duque Sep 12, 2019 11:43 AM
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As a 3-time attendee and recipient of the scholarship for young professionals this year I can say this conference is the best opportunity for structural engineers to network and stay up to date on whats going on with the profession. I am also part of the Student Initiatives committee and we have worked ...
Posted By Luis Duque Sep 10, 2019 10:22 AM
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Sandra, This is a really common situation. I went through this during college. I am now a structural engineer but did not have any structural engineering experience until I graduated with my master's degree. I actually just wrote a member voice about my transition from student to engineer, you can find ...
Posted By Luis Duque Sep 9, 2019 11:05 AM
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Danielle,  Thanks for starting this thread! I am a firm believer that networking is as important or more than having solid technical skills. Personally, I started to attend career fairs at my school since my freshman year. That allowed me to get to know companies in the area even if I was not ready to ...
Posted By Luis Duque 9/6/2019 10:41:42 AM
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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 if there were a lot of differences between my life back home and the culture in the U.S. Naturally, the answer to those questions is a resounding “Yes!” First, let me introduce myself. ...
Posted By Luis Duque Aug 28, 2019 9:52 AM
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Danielle,  This is a great topic, especially for busy engineers like all of us. I personally take the walking approach when I am stressed. Also, we recently got a pull-up bar and some dumbbells to do some exercise at the office. Something that works great for me is to listen to calm music from Colombia ...
Posted By Luis Duque Aug 27, 2019 10:39 AM
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I recently received an interesting article in my email and I thought it was really relevant to our profession. The article is called  " 15 Ways to Silence Your Inner Perfectionist So You Can Finally Get Things Done ". Personally, I have been in this situation many times where I am trying to finish a ...
Posted By Luis Duque Aug 27, 2019 10:34 AM
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Raul,  I think Geology is well tied to civil engineering, especially with those you are interested in. It sounds to me like you should be able to pursue a career in Civil Engineering given your geology background. There is an interesting article by @Anthony Fasano that you can find here ​that talks about ...
Posted By Luis Duque Aug 20, 2019 10:53 AM
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With many organizations doing great things out there, from equipping the future of civil engineering to assisting communities in need, how do we decide which organizations to join? Personally, I am actively involved in ASCE, SEI, and EWB. I try to balance my involvement and always seek opportunities ...
Posted By Luis Duque Aug 14, 2019 10:45 PM
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Shedrack,  I would recommend you go to the NCEES  website and look up what state you may like to work in. The regulations vary from state to state. Coming from another country you may not have taken the FE exam which is normally the first step towards professional licenture. I'm not sure if you are able ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jul 31, 2019 11:01 AM
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I want to start a discussion on the benefits and drawbacks on going to a bigger school or smaller school for both undergrad and grad school.  When I first came to the US, I only really knew a few schools, for obvious reasons the really big ones, and I thought if I wanted to be the best engineer I could ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jul 15, 2019 5:26 PM
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Andres,  What kind of project are you looking for? Does it matter the field of civil engineering? We may have some but they are not big projects (residential and commercial valued less than between 5 and 10 million).  Please let me know what kind of project and I can try to help you either with the company ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jul 15, 2019 9:13 AM
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Joseph,  I agree with you. I think getting the MS right after the BS is the best option if your career requires it. I cannot imagine going back to school right now, even when I am only 2 years out of school. ------------------------------ Luis Duque EIT,A.M.ASCE Structural Engineer Broomfield CO luis@dlkeng.com ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jul 15, 2019 9:12 AM
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Bill,  Thanks for your reply. This is true, as most questions in life  it depends.  There are a ton of factors that can change your decision and I think taking that year to take a "generic" job with a variety of disciplines would be helpful. Do you mind sharing a little bit of insight into how you approach ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jul 11, 2019 10:20 AM
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With students out for summer break and trying to decide what is best for their future, I wanted to start a discussion on what you think is better, going into practice or back to school for a graduate degree?  In my opinion, it depends, for instance, there are fields of engineering that are highly technical ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jul 2, 2019 1:19 PM
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With so many options to choose, I want to learn which tools you are using and how you are using them to be efficient and meet deadlines. Personally, for my needs I use an excel sheet to keep track of projects I am working on, budgets for each project, and tasks to complete the project along with time ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jun 18, 2019 12:53 PM
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Talha,  That is great! I personally use a google sheet that works great for me along with Mint to automatically track transactions. I think is great that you developed a system that works for you, at the end of the day that is all that matters. ------------------------------ Luis Duque EIT,A.M.ASCE Structural ...
Posted By Luis Duque Jun 18, 2019 12:37 PM
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That is the beauty of managing your time efficiently. It does not matter if I work or not on Saturdays, I am ALWAYS 100% responsible for my family. ------------------------------ Luis Duque EIT,A.M.ASCE Structural Engineer Broomfield CO luis@dlkeng.com ------------------------------
Posted By Luis Duque Jun 18, 2019 10:12 AM
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Talha,  Looks to me like you are right on track! The way you are splitting your income is great. Are you keeping a budget to keep track of your expenses? Or are you just aware of how much you are spending? Is there anything you recommend doing to make sure you are on track with your expenses? I know ...