How to Get Leadership Experience Early in Your Career

Written by: Ben Walpole
Published on: May 9, 2022

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It’s one of the great career conundrums.

How does a young civil engineer get leadership experience when the work roles that would provide such experience require previous leadership experience?

Luis Duque can help.

In “Bridging Career and Life,” a new monthly video series for ASCE, Duque answers member questions about different career topics.

Duque, P.E., M.ASCE, works as a bridge engineer for Foothills Bridge Co. in Colorado and is an active member of ASCE and the Structural Engineering Institute. He also hosts a podcast called Engineering Our Future.

This month’s topic is on how to get leadership experience early in your career.

Click here to watch the video.