In this episode, we talk to Mark Kinsella, the VP of Engineering at Opendoor, a real estate company in California, about entrepreneurial engineering. He also discusses the four key components of culture in a firm and provides ways on how you can empower your teams to be more productive.
In this episode, which is part of our Women in Civil Engineering series, I talk to Hannah Albertus-Benham, a Senior Water Resources and Environmental Engineer at Wood, about the challenges of working in a highly scientific project with real impacts on a community, as well as harnessing teamwork, communications, and collaboration to be successful.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Hannah:
In this episode, we talk to Prof. Russell D. Dupuis, Ph.D., an electrical engineer, and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-winner of this year’s Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, talks about the use of LED (solid-state lighting) in engineering and how LEDs changed the world and will continue to do so.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How LEDs Changed the World of Engineering:
The Engineering Management Institute is thrilled to announce that Danny Luu MEng (Hons) CEng MICE, a Chartered Civil Engineer from London and the founder of Civil Engineering Mentor will serve as one of the co-hosts of our new show – This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE). TWiCE will be a short weekly show published to provide civil engineering professionals with the most important industry updates. The first episode will publish on 9/17 and Danny’s first episode will be publishing on 10/01.
Joined by his knowledgeable and experienced co-hosts, they will dive into topics that will include, but are not limited to:
• The latest news in the world of civil engineering, national and international,
• Information on government funding as it becomes available for civil related projects,
• Technical information related to new products that might improve project performance,
• Professional development tips for individuals and firms.
Danny believes that it’s important to put your ego aside and work as a team, as teamwork makes the dream work, and that you should think positive and make good use of your time.
Why Technical Skills Alone Won’t Get You That Engineering Job is a guest blog by Andrei Kurtuy
Technical skills are the tools of the trade for engineers. But don’t think for a second that the key to landing a great engineering job comes down to how your technical skills stack up against the competition.
Whether you’re a future or recent engineering graduate, or you’re well along in your career, looking for a new job is a situation you’re likely to face. Of course, you’ll want that job to be fulfilling and relevant to all that valuable training you’ve undertaken.
Well if you want to find your perfect job, you can’t let your technical background do all the talking. In today’s hyper-competitive work environment, recruiters are likely to receive hundreds of applications from people who (probably) have similar or better credentials than you.
So, what can you do to make your resume and cover letter grab an employer’s attention and land you a job interview? Redirect your attention. [Read more…] about Why Technical Skills Alone Won’t Get You That Engineering Job
What Engineers of the Future Need to Know is a blog post by Matthew K. Loos, PE, LEED AP
The following is an excerpt from The Business of Engineering: A New Mindset for the Engineer of the Future available only through this Kickstarter Campaign.
Engineers of the future will need to possess skills not commonly taught in engineering schools today. However, we can see that the curricula for a majority of engineering schools are beginning to change. Many schools are starting to adopt alternative learning strategies to engage more and more brighter students who may not have previously chosen engineering as a career path. The engineering schools have started to realize that technology is moving at such a rapid rate that they must prepare students differently than they have in the past.
In this episode, I will give you some of the key takeaways from our recent Engineering Career Summit which was held in Louisiana.
Engineering Success quotes: