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 blog by Tiffani Teachey
You might be thinking, “What does this have to do with engineering?” I’ll tell you. One of the most valuable traits that an engineer can possess is empathy, which is the ability to understand and share in another person’s emotions. What better way to exercise this trait than by helping others? Whether it is donating food, clothes, or time, engineers can make an impact by finding ways to give back!
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living here on Earth” ~ Shirley Chisholm
Here Are Three Ways That Engineers Can Pay It Forward:
This is a guest post by Lindsay A. O’Leary, P.E., CAE, LEED AP, M.ASCE
Volunteering allows you to bring positive, measurable changes to your community and professional family. You’ve probably thought about saying YES to a volunteer opportunity. But how? When? Does it work with your schedule? You are busy, and what will you get out of it?
My advice is simple: Say YES and say it NOW. And the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it.
Here Are Five Reasons Why Community Involvement and Volunteerism Will Improve Your Life:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk to Anne Ellis, a leader in the AEC industry, about the ASCE SEI Global Practice Guide. Anne provides five very important points that structural engineers should know about this guide.
The Global Practice Guide, developed by and for the structural engineering community, highlights those areas requisite for global practice that are beyond the structural engineer’s domestic field of training, including culture, design, and construction as well as legal and financial issues. This Guide intends to raise awareness of — and seed inquiry into — specific topics that can provide appropriate assistance whether you are contemplating global practice, considering go-no-go decisions on specific opportunities, and/or formulating project planning.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Anne in This Episode:
In episode 082 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk with Alexis Clark, E.I.T about her passion for culture and community in civil engineering, and several other interesting topics related to Civil Engineering.
Here are some of the questions I ask Alexis:
- Tell us how you ended up working for Hilti and what it’s like working for such a large company?
- You’re passionate about engineering and culture both, so let’s discuss how the two intertwine.
- Do you work outside of the US?
- What do you do in your life in general to try and integrate culture?
- Tell us about your passion for culture and volunteering, and why you are so interested in them?
- Where do you think Civil Engineering is heading in the future?
Here are some key points discussed about passion for culture and community:
In this episode, I talk to Fernando Ceballos, a Civil Engineer, as part of our what I have been calling our Game Changing Career Moves series and we will be talking about taking ownership of your professional development through community involvement.
Here are the key points discussed on Professional Development:
This is a guest blog post by Carol Evenson
The work that engineers do is essential. It directly affects people and the community as a whole. This is because their work is to create products and structures that are to be used by people, however it is still important for an engineer to find a way to give back to his or her community.