In this week’s episode we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how Purdue University engineers have developed sensors that could safely speed up a construction timeline by determining concrete strength directly onsite in real time.
In this episode, I will be speaking to Jakob Heuser, an engineering leader, writer, speaker and entrepreneur about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective.
For this episode we will have a guest co-host named Carolette Wright. Carolette is a mechanical engineer and she has been an avid listener of our show who has volunteered to help with this episode and some of the other content we produce in hopes of inspiring engineers.
Here are some of the key points discussed about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective:
I am pleased to announce that the Engineering Management Institute will be partnering with ENR Magazine and the Karlyn Group on an exciting new event exclusively for engineers looking to take the next step in their career. The ENR: Engineering Management Training Symposium, (EMTS) will prepare you for the next crucial phase in your career—being an effective engineering leader. You will learn practical interpersonal & public communication strategies that will accelerate your career and make you a more valuable member of your team and company. Choose between a full day, or half day program depending on your schedule.
EMTS is an interactive, hands-on training that will teach you how to:
- Develop effective communication skills for both staff and client interaction
- Build expertise in your field by becoming a better public speaker
- Network effectively and build relationships that will yield opportunities for your firm
- Develop the engineering leader inside of you by learning to better engage the people you lead
This training symposium will ensure that you are focused on these critical management skills. Space will be limited to 150 attendees in the morning session and 50 in the afternoon. We encourage you to:
- Sign-up for our event alerts by contacting Amy Zucchi.
- Interested in reaching this audience? Contact Stephanie Massoud to find out about our exclusive packages.
I look forward to serving as your learning instructor for this exciting program. See you in April!
Anthony Fasano, P.E.
President & CEO, Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success
In episode 99 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk with Dr. Marlene Kanga, who is the current President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) about the business of engineering for sustainability. This is the second episode in a 3-part special global sustainability series that will both introduce you to and focus on the Global Engineering Congress 2018, taking place October 22nd through 26th in London at the Institution of Civil Engineering’s (ICE) Headquarters.
Here are some of the questions I ask Dr. Kanga in this global sustainability episode:
- This is the Federation’s 50th anniversary — what does this mean to you both professionally and personally?
- What was it that drew you to WFEO and has kept you so actively involved over the years?
- As WFEO encourages national and international members to collaborate in their contributions to solving global problems, what role do you see diversity playing in this effort?
- Why is the WFEO event important to the civil engineering profession, and what do you think should be one of the main takeaways from this event?
- What do you feel requires the immediate attention of the engineering profession’s resources to attack and to solve?
- Who are the typical attendees at one of these Global Engineering Congress events? What advice can you provide on how a participant should best prepare to come ready to actively participate in the event?
- We’ve been talking about the sustainable development goals, what other roles does WFEO play on behalf of the engineering profession?
- How do you keep your professional diary straight and know where to focus your mental energies?
Here are some key points discussed in this global sustainability episode:
Engineering Summer Job – 4 Ways to Finding the Perfect Job is a guest post by Jake Lester
Deciding to get a job during the summer break is a significant step towards establishing your future as an engineer. There are a number of things to consider such as location and the pay that you wish to receive for the services rendered. Of course, since this is an engineering summer job, also known as internship, and you are still a student, you should not expect your pay to rival those that are already on the employee roster. Before embarking on a job search, you need to analyze yourself and the qualities that you’ll offer your potential employer. You will need to prepare a resume, regardless of whether you’re still in school or not. In doing so, you should consider any achievements you might have that may be attractive for an employer, and include them on your resume. Volunteer work or personal projects that you have embarked upon should be feature here. However these are just a few of the basics items to consider.