In this episode, we talk to Daniel J. Brateris, MS, BS, an electrical engineer and engineering educator, about how project-based learning for engineering students can help build relationships, plan career paths, impress employers, and build additional skill sets.
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Podcast, we talk to Maria Eugenia Chumbita, P.E., Vice President of CoreBrace, about the use of buckling restrained braces (BRB) in structural engineering, what they are, how they work, and the process involved in going from the design to the construction phase of projects. Maria also talks about the importance of communication and human connection and how that can improve the productivity of your team.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Maria in This Episode:
- What are buckling restrained braces are and how do they work?
- What are some of the requirements for designing with buckling restrained braces?
- Can you please explain the process involved in going from the design to the bidding to the construction phase of projects?
- How important do you deem personal development and human connection in the design world?
- What are some of the lessons you learned from past projects you’ve worked on?
- What piece of final advice can you give young engineering students who are considering a career like yours?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Buckling Restrained Braces:
In this episode, I talk to Frank E. Falcone; AP, P.E., D.WRE, CAPT USN (ret)., the Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education in the College of Engineering (CoE) at Villanova University, about engineering education, how it has changed and will change, and how engineering students can focus their career plans and goals for a technologically expanding future.
Here Are the Questions Asked in This Episode:
- You wrote a book called “The Career Compass,” which is an online textbook required for all students enrolled in the College of Engineering’s Career Compass Program at Villanova. Tell us a little bit more about this book and how it evolved to help engineering students.
- What would you like to see engineers take away from this program that can help them in their careers moving forward?
- How has the engineering profession changed over the past decades?
- How should engineering education change to meet the demands of an ever evolving and “globalized” world?
- What are some of the typical and/or emerging career paths for newly graduated engineers?
- How should engineering students focus their plans and goals for a technologically expanding future?
- In your opinion, what do you think is on the horizon for the engineering profession and future engineers?
- Do you have any professional development tips, especially for early-career engineers?
Here Are the Key Points Discussed About Engineering Education:
In this episode, we talk to Zakary Smith, an entrepreneur, innovator, and the founder of Instaversal, an engineering company that creates true partnerships that enable companies that develop and scale products to accelerate their complete product development lifecycle, connecting with a vetted global supply chain of experts. Zack provides some great tips on how you can find the right engineering career path that best suits your passions.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Finding the Right Engineering Career Path:
This is a guest blog by Michael Turner
As focused as you may be as a student, this path to career satisfaction is also a challenging one. Get all the help you need to survive and thrive through your academic career with these tips while on the road to becoming a successful engineer.
Get the FE Book
As an aspiring engineering student, you will want to prepare properly for the NCEES exams. The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) book will help you to do just that.
Primary engineering topics are addressed in this book, which includes some of the most common equations used in engineering. How these equations are used in systems is also well covered, giving you an edge when writing the exam.
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In episode 24 of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, Alexis Clark interviews her co-host, Mat Picardal. Mat hosts the very popular YouTube channel “Structural Engineering Life,” through which he promotes the structural engineering profession to engineering students who are not familiar with the industry perspective. In this episode, Mat talks to us about what he has learned from building his YouTube channel and how he continues to inspire the next generation of structural engineers.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mat in This Episode:
- What inspired you to start a YouTube channel?
- What were the biggest struggles that you had in your YouTube journey?
- Is the audience that you are targeting the students who are pursuing a structural engineering career?
- How do you determine what content you want to feature next?
- Do you get a lot of organic requests from your audience?
- What are some of the things you plan to do to inspire the next generation of structural engineers?
- How did you manage to grow your channel so quickly and how do you sustain engagement with your audience?
- What are three of the biggest things from your episode, “Reality vs Expectations,” that you want to share with the listeners
- How do you get your content to your audience quickly and ensure it reaches the largest number of people in the shortest time?
- You have the “draw” part of your content; how do you then get the message out that you have new content on your channel?
- How did you craft your video, “A Day in the Life of a Civil Structural Engineer,” and how did you choose to include the pieces that you did?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How Mat Uses YouTube to Inspire the Next Generation of Structural Engineers:
Q: How can I get an engineering internship as a student?
Welcome to episode #27 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is how to get an engineering internship as a student.
I spend most of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted from engineers around the world on how to rapidly advance their careers and live the lives they want to live.
You can submit questions for the show by clicking here.
Let’s jump into today’s topic: how to get an engineering internship as a student, which is based on a question from Ishan, who asks the following:
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