In this episode, I talk with Luis Duque, PE, M. ASCE, SEI, a Bridge Engineer at Foothills Bridge Co, and host of the podcast called Engineering Our Future, about the importance of establishing a creative outlet outside of engineering, and how entrepreneurship and volunteering can help you to advance in your career.
This is a guest post by Patrick Sweet, P.Eng., MBA, PMP, CSEP
Whether you plan to launch a business or work within an existing organization, approaching the world from an entrepreneur’s perspective can be incredibly valuable for engineers. At their core, both engineers and entrepreneurs are problem-solvers. By approaching the world from the mindset of an entrepreneur, engineers of all disciplines can become stronger in their fields.
Here Are Four Skills That Engineers Would Do Well to Adopt:
1. Entrepreneurs See Opportunity
Entrepreneurs see the world in terms of opportunities. They are able to identify problems and pain points that, if solved, would create incredible value for people. Where many people see problems and are content simply to complain about them, entrepreneurs are able to see a world where that problem is actually solved and take strides to make that world a reality.
In episode 110 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I speak with Karen Jehanian, P.E. who is the President & Founder of KMJ Consulting, Inc. We talk about how she went from engineer to owner in her career and discuss the important role that entrepreneurship plays in the civil engineering industry.
Here are some of the questions I ask Karen:
- Tell us about the journey you took in going from engineer to owner?
- What is your philosophy around culture in a company?
- Tell us about the importance of the client experience?
- What is your opinion on creating a culture of creativity?
- What is the difference between entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship?
Here are some key points discussed in this episode about going from engineer to owner:
In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews an entrepreneurial educator and success coach Debbie Ruston about identifying, developing, and integrating entrepreneurial skills into one’s engineering career.
Engineering Success quotes:
In today’s episode, Taylor Pearson, the author of the bestselling book The End of Jobs, talks about entrepreneurship and why the typical 9 to 5 jobs aren’t necessarily “stable” anymore for engineers.
Here are some key points from this episode:
#1 – The social & technological advancements of the past 100 years have brought us the end of jobs. Now the scarce resource in the economy is entrepreneurship which, while a scarce skill, is one that can create more career freedom. [Read more…] about TECC 93: Why Engineers Need Entrepreneurship with Bestselling Author Taylor Pearson