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  • 1.  Degree and Other Skills

    Posted 04-25-2023 10:25 AM

    Hey everyone!
    I am a second year civil engineering student from Pakistan.I want to know that what professional skills and professional certificates (online+curricular) are needed to survive in international market as a graduate and what should be the subject choice.

    Usman Khalid S.M.ASCE

  • 2.  RE: Degree and Other Skills

    Posted 04-25-2023 01:57 PM

    Hi Usman,

    Civil Engineering is a broad field. I would suggest the first thing to do as a second-year student is take the time over the next two years to try to narrow down your interest somewhat.

    For example, when I was entering my senior year, I had spent the previous summer interning at a geotechnical company. It was a great experience where I learned a lot, but most notably taught me that I did not want to delve deeper into geotechnical engineering. I decided during my senior year that I was more interested in Water Resources because I enjoyed working with the various forms of GIS and modeling softwares required in the industry. 

    This helped me to decide to get a masters focused more on Water Resources, and helped me to find a job in the field after that as well.

    Find something that grabs your interest first. Let that help you decide how you want to specialize after undergrad. 

    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer