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Hi ASCE members,I am interested in switching to a different focus. Does anyone have advice for this move? Is there anyone that has that would like to give helpful advice on how I can prepare myself for this different chapter in my life?
Hi @Oanh Le its a great thing to ask as you used networks such ASCE organizationto to help you. When you are a professional engineer for example it's easily overwhelmed by these variety of opportunities and some of us wonder where do I belong? Meanwhile asking professional engineers in my contacts about the best fields of Civil Engineering, many of these professionals advises that every single field is a good experience, it comes to a conclusion that it depends to:
In my case I found the Oil and Gas Industry interesting, since before it was part of the century industry, we can see creation and moving commodities, services, and daily needs by the help of petroleum. Although this field specifically needs petroleum engineers, it also exceeds extensions to other professional engineers like civil engineers. Below you can see job market for a civil engineer and also can have interconnected with the oil and gas industry, while you can also check the website below for other engineering job market:
Civil Designer & Drafter Jobs
Civil Engineer Jobs
Controls Engineer Jobs
Design Engineer Jobs
Engineering Manager Jobs
Environmental Engineer Jobs
Facilities Engineer Jobs
Geotechnical Engineer Jobs
Hardware Engineer Jobs
Highway Design Engineer Jobs
Land Development Engineer Jobs
Materials Engineer Jobs
Pipeline Engineer Jobs
Piping Designer Jobs
Project Engineer Jobs
Structural Drafter Jobs
Structural Engineer Jobs
Transportation Engineer Jobs
Wastewater Engineer Jobs
I hope you find it interesting also but you know there is also a lot of industry out there.
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Oanh's Career Planning
First, some unbundling of our language's intent.
For example, what we are doing is not who we are,
but simply what we are doing. . . .at this time.
For example, Tom Hanks worked as a hotel bellman carrying bags
at a hotel before he entered the acting profession.
Go to pages 13 to 22 of the attachment and consider the suggestions and processes
Illustrated in Fig. 1 to 4.
And recall that the path(s) others took, while it worked for them, may not be what
your life's purpose is for you.
I liken the pursuit of a life that matters, after considering various options, to be
the result of the planning, design, and implementation of the "Pilgrim" that will
make that journey.
p.s. OK, a personal note. Before making your final decision(s), each time ask yourself
"What value will this add to the lives of others?"
 "Career Planning Process and Its Role in Human Resource Development," Eliza Antoniu, 2010. p.13 to 22,