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Ms Danielle Schroeder, EIT, A.M.ASCE

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Ms Danielle Schroeder, EIT, A.M.ASCE


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Posted By Danielle Schroeder Dec 12, 2019 10:09 AM
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McKenzie brings up a great point. YouTube is also a great resource for study materials. Here are a few channels/playlists I used to help study:  Gregory Michaelson from Marshall University which McKenzie referenced above  ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCV9OyAY5K-VOJjVCbvlDpvni2n3dG7jl ) ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Dec 12, 2019 7:55 AM
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Mark,  I think about 1 month to 1.5 months was a great amount of time to study for the FE! I spend most of my time studying using the following book by Michael Lindeburg as I found going through practice problems the best way for me to study:  https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Practice-Problems-Michael-L ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Dec 9, 2019 5:01 PM
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Hi all, I would like to start an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. I took this exam a few years ago and am pleased to say that I passed it on my first try. If you are in the United States for college, then it is almost time for Winter break! During my senior ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Dec 4, 2019 8:37 AM
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There is no doubt that sustainable practices are important to our projects as Civil Engineers. You can even become certified in these fields through programs like LEED and ENV SP! What I would like to dive deeper into in this discussion is how you have incorporated sustainability into your own life. ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Nov 21, 2019 7:59 AM
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Recently Jarrett Milligan, vice president of  environmental, health and safety (EHS) program for the northeast region's building operations at Skanska, wrote the following article on their launch of tailor-made PPE to better fit the need of the female workforce: https://www.usa.skanska.com/who-we-ar ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Nov 18, 2019 7:49 AM
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ASCE Plot Points, a podcast that tells the robust story of civil engineering one civil engineer at a time, is in Season 2 and earlier this week, posted an episode on the topic on advocacy. The main feature was on Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, P.E., M.ASCE, who help start  Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Nov 6, 2019 8:38 AM
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Hi  Piyush, Congratulations on getting a face-to-face interview!  I presented on interview preparation a few years back, so hopefully the following presentation will help you prepare:  Drexel SWE: Ace the Interview, Land the Job ------------------------------ Danielle Schroeder EIT, A.M.ASCE Associate ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Oct 30, 2019 10:15 AM
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Thank you, Luis, for starting a discussion on this important topic! I still struggle with saying "No", but one of your bullet points resonated with me  - "Is this something only I can do - or could it be delegated to someone else?" We now have two graduate engineers and if I am overloaded with work, ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder 10/21/2019 10:44:22 AM
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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 is involved in engineering, but it can also get distracting when you’re trying to complete tasks that require independent work. Here are five ways to be more productive in an open-office ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Oct 8, 2019 5:14 PM
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​As an update, the episode of Plot Points that covers this topic is live:  https://news.asce.org/asce-plot-points-season-2-episode-2-once-upon-a-time/   @Zaid Admani and @Jesse Kamm  -   your voice memos were included in the episode - great answers all around!  ​ ​​ @Paul Lee  I won't be attending the ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Oct 3, 2019 12:26 PM
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@Zaid Admani and @Jesse Kamm  these are both excellent answers! Storytelling goes beyond just presentations, especially in our field. I am also a fan of fewer change orders too! Thank you, Jesse, for the book and podcast recommendation that I will be adding my list.  ASCE Plot Points, a podcast that ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Oct 2, 2019 5:17 PM
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​As an update, the first episode of Plot Points is live:  https://news.asce.org/asce-plot-points-season-2-episode-1-de-stress-management/ @Karen Jamgochian and @Chad Morrison - your voice memos were included in the episode - great answers all around!  ​ ------------------------------ Danielle Schroeder ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 30, 2019 9:37 PM
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In preparing for an upcoming presentation, I came across the following article about utilizing storytelling to engage your audience:  How to Use Storytelling Techniques for Effective Presentations | GovLoop   Mentioned in this article is cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner who suggests that we are 22 ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 25, 2019 10:11 AM
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These are all great answers! ASCE Plot Points , a podcast that tells the robust story of civil engineering one civil engineer at a time, is in Season 2 and is looking for answers on this topic. If interested, email your answer as a voice memo to ASCENEWS@ASCE.org for a chance to be featured on a future ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 18, 2019 2:03 PM
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To add upon Chad's answer, a dual major or a minor ​in computer science can be advantageous, but you could also explore the option of certificate programs. Certificate programs offer s hort-term, focused course offerings that may suffice the depth into a specific topic that you would like to learn more ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 13, 2019 12:39 PM
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Hi John,  To echo Luis' comment, yes, this is open to international students as well. We even had two students from Ecuador as Student Scholarship Recipients this past year:  https://www.asce.org/structural-engineering/news/20190221-congratulations-sei-student-scholarship-recipients/ ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 12, 2019 1:57 PM
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Hi Dustin,  I haven't personally noticed a lowdown of hiring entry-level undergraduates but hopefully, others will chime in on the topic! In the meantime, I wanted to make you aware of a resource you can use through ASCE to search for positions. ASCE has its own career website that you can view here:  ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 12, 2019 7:49 AM
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Structures Congress is an annual conference hosted by Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) that brings together more than 1,200 colleagues in the structural engineering field from the U.S. and abroad. This year it will be held St. Louis, Missouri from April 5th - 8th.   There are scholarships for both ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 11, 2019 5:07 PM
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Hi Sandra, first congrats on your NASA Internship! You also brought up great point - digital networking through sites like LinkedIn can also help you advance your career. ------------------------------ Danielle Schroeder EIT, A.M.ASCE Associate Engineer Pennoni Associates Philadelphia PA ----------- ...
Posted By Danielle Schroeder Sep 9, 2019 7:16 AM
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Thank you, Alex, for sharing your viewpoint! It is a great point that you may be able to relieve the stress in the first place through communication with your boss or even taking a step back to identify the source of the stress. ------------------------------ Danielle Schroeder EIT, A.M.ASCE Associate ...