In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk about what a mentoring relationship should look like by providing you with seven steps that you can take to get the most out of a mentoring relationship.
In this episode, I talk to Kevin Brown Jr., P.E., a construction manager at Urban Engineers, about how outreach and mentorship can lead to a more diverse industry. He also discusses some of the challenges faced when connecting with youth in communities, and provides some great advice for engineers who would be interested in serving as a mentor.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Kevin About Outreach and Mentorship:
- What can civil engineers do to prepare themselves for work on construction sites?
- Why is it important for engineers to reach out to underrepresented communities?
- What are some of the challenges you have faced when connecting with the youth in communities?
- Why is the representation of diverse groups important?
- What advice would you want to give to someone who would be interested in serving as a mentor?
- How can engineers incorporate corporate DEI plans in the workplace?
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About Outreach and Mentorship:
In this special episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview some of the most successful civil engineers in the world during the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2015 Annual Conference in New York City.
Below is the list of interviews with timestamps and bullet points, click on the timestamps below to view a summary of the interview:
[3:27] Jon Magnusson, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE – CEO for 25 years
[7:27] West Point Cadets
[10:43] Mackenzie, graduate student from Arizona State
[13:53] Michael Goodkind, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.ASCE – 40 years of experience
[17:38] Kurt from Bentley Systems
[20:38] Albert Pozotrigo, P.E. – President of ASCE-MET Section
[31:47] Stefanie Reichman from City College of New York – ASCE-NY Chapter
[35:22] Dr. Bob Stevens, P.E., F.ASCE – Current (at time of interview) ASCE President
[36:08] Jonathan Richards, West Point Student
[39:02] Jose Acosta, P.E. – Vice President of Chen Moore and Associates
[48:04] Tony Begin, President of Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE)
[52:47] Tom Smith, ENV.SP., CAE, F.ASCE – Executive Director for ASCE
[54:16] Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., PE, F.SEI, M.COPRI, M.ASCE – Newly Installed President-Elect of ASCE
[1:00:57] Mark Woodson, P.E., L.S., D,WRE, F.ASCE – Newly Installed President of ASCE [Read more…] about TCEP 017: Interviews with Some of the Most Successful Civil Engineers in the World from the ASCE 2015 Annual Conference
In episode 16 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview Mauricio Lara, PMP, MBA, PE, a Lead Engineer with over 15 years of experience as a leader and key contributor, including an extensive private and public sector background. He has been a key player in capital improvement plans and programs, large infrastructure projects, and program control systems, for water-wastewater, and civil infrastructure projects.
Here are some key points discussed in this episode: [Read more…] about TCEP 016: An Interview with Lead Engineer Mauricio Lara on How to Build a Successful Civil Engineering Career – The Civil Engineering Podcast
In this episode of the Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview Rob D’Onofrio, PE and we talk about achieving career goals by going after what you want, and proving that even with less years of experience, one can definitely step up his or her game and become an expert at his or her chosen field. He will also share the secret to his success, as well as how a mentor can greatly impact your productivity and career development. Also in this episode, for our Civil Engineering Project of the Week Segment, we take a closer look at the Zhuhai International Tennis Center in Guangdong Province, China.
In this episode of the Civil Engineering Podcast, you’ll learn: [Read more…] about TCEP 006: How a Young Civil Engineer Established His Expertise and Became a Principal at a Young Age – The Civil Engineering Podcast
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I speak with a young environmental engineer and we discuss and address some of the big decisions she is looking to make in her career, PhD or Not to PhD. Also in this episode, for our Civil Engineering Project of the Week segment, we take a closer look at the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What you need to understand before you decide to make a change and expand at any stage of your current civil engineering career
- How to identify civil engineering career opportunities, with or without a doctorate degree
- The PROS and CONS of earning a Ph.D. as a civil engineer
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview Paul Eng-Wong, Professional Engineer and Principal in the Newark office of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB). We talk about professional ethics, mentoring, and the importance of being able to communicate effectively. Eng-Wong also gives 10 insightful strategies to help you advance your career as a civil engineer. Also in this episode, for our Civil Engineering Project of the Week Segment, we take a closer look at the Great Wall of China.