In my conversations with young engineers, one question prevails over the rest: “I’ve filled out hundreds of online applications, and I have only gotten a few responses. How do I land my first engineering job?” It’s too common. Young engineers
Why did Edison continue to go on after 1,000 failures? Why did Ford pursue his idea of a motorized car while everybody else was satisfied with horse-drawn carriages? What led Leonardo Di Vinci to become the biggest visionary of all
They spend a tons of time figuring out how to do something the “easiest” way. Smart engineers are lazy. That’s why they automate. When we are lazy, we look to do things in the most efficient way possible, so we
Future Skills Outlook 2022 Declining 1. Manual dexterity, endurance and precision 2. Memory, verbal, auditory and spatial abilities 3. Management Of financial, material resources 4. Technology installation and maintenance 5. Reading, writing, math and active listening 6. Management Of personnel
Fake job posts are everywhere. They often anger and disappoint job seekers. Why would someone create a fake job post and waste the time of all the applicants? A fake job post although frustrating can generate lots of information for
This podcast is a discussion around everything that affects women in STEM fields and hosts interviews with women in STEM. The purpose of this podcast is to support women in their STEM careers and provide a community
Your professional reputation can take year’s even decades to build. It can be tarnished very easily and difficult to salvage. Below are my best tips to keep you career a fruitful one. Back Out of a New Job Once you
Coaching is proven to work when two factors are present: You are willing to grow There is a gap between where you are now and where you want to go. That is all that is necessary for you and me
Have you ever wondered what engineers do? Engineers answer the question how. How do we get to the moon? How do we cross a river and how do we fly like a bird? Engineers design, create, and innovate. We solve
In order to obtain a PMP certification you must first adhere to the educational requirements. A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500* hours leading and directing projects and
Engineering is the most common undergraduate degree of Fortune 500 CEOs. It has been for some time. Approximately 1/3 of CEOs majored in engineering and only 11% from business school. The Harvard Business Review has a list of the 100
First off, let me say that if you are considering or already enrolled to take the P.E. exam, good for you. It will help your career tremendously. Your potential for advancement will increase and you will find avenues for career
Do you remember the telephone game? In school, you and your classmates try to pick a phrase and “pass it on” by whispering it to the person next to you. Then the phrase is passed from person to person until
How do you prepare for an interview? Do you read typical questions that the employer might ask? Do you practice artful responses? Have you heard of the flow method? The S.O.A.R. Answer Method is helpful for preparing for interview questions
I asked many professionals that hire recent graduates what are the qualities they are looking for. Do you have these qualities?
Use these tips to help your LinkedIn profile get you noticed. Check to make sure all of the information on your profile is up to date.
From childhood, I feared public speaking. In school I refused to stand on stage during morning assembly, special occasions, and certainly not to speak. I always feared what my friends and classmates would think. What if I forgot the words?
Are you an engineer trying to get into the aerospace industry? Almost everyone has heard of Nasa and Elon Musk, but without a decent list of all the possibilities within aerospace your going to have a hard time landing a
Are you interested in an internship next summer? The time to start the process is quickly approaching. Just ask my friend Nikita Goswami. Nikita is pursuing her master’s degree in material science at the University of Texas at Arlington. She
Got an interview coming up? Follow these questions and practice your answers to win your next opportunity. 1. Tell me about yourself Give the employer an overview of who you are professionally. You should prepare about a one-minute answer that summarizes your
Is a Professional Engineering License really worth it? Do you actually need it if your employer does not require it? Are the “PE” initials after your name worth the time and effort? I am here to tell you yes, yes, and yes.
What is the feasibility of oxy-fueled combustion versus the standard preheated air and natural gas combustion? The article will determined the use of oxy-fuel combustion for material products such as glass, steel and aluminum. This article will review the current
Stemcast The STEMCAST is a semi-monthly podcast released on Mondays. It is hosted Jess and Elisabeth, two talented engineers. They talk about anything, and everything, on our journeys through engineering! The podcast offers great advice to engineering students, scientists, researchers,
I want everyone to ask yourself “Are you a prisoner of your past or an architect of your future?”
The field of engineering has numerous organizations, which help students connect to a community of experts. Listed below are some such organizations and their membership fees. These organizations can provide valuable experience and great networking opportunities!
What a miserable presentation! Bland statements, a monotone voice, and a poorly organized presentation. I was bored sitting in a room with dozens of engineers and wondering if the fire exit would sound an alarm if I opened it.
If you are still drafting in two dimensions you are missing some important advancements. 3D modeling has changed the way project designs are presented. It is like combining multiple 2D drawings and pasting them together. It has undoubtedly changed the
I recently met an engineer at the ESWP (Engineer Society of Western Pennsylvania) with a LEED Green Assoc. title on his business card. I had no idea what it was. After some research, here is what I found.
One of the most important certifications an engineer can obtain is the Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) Exam. This article will help to answer common questions about obtaining this certificate. What is the F.E.