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  • women in engineering

    Other People Aren’t Always Right

    • Jul 21, 2022
    • Erleen Hatfield, P.E., M.ASCE

    I wish I’d known that other people don’t (always) know better than I do.

  • business meeting

    Moving up in Your Career Takes Confidence

    • Jul 19, 2022
    • Margaret M. Mitchell

    Annahid (Anna) Dastgheib-Beheshti is the recipient of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers 2021 President’s Award, and this year she was named as one of ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering-Professional.

  • civil engineer stress

    Podcast: Strategies for Mitigating Stress in Civil Engineers

    • Jul 12, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    Stress in the civil engineering profession and some strategies specifically geared for civil engineers to help mitigate anxiety.

  • language

    Learn the Language of Government

    • Jul 5, 2022
    • Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., M.ASCE

    I wish I’d known earlier in my career the common language and policy framework that can help engineers succeed in the world of public administration budgeting and funding. It would have saved me considerable frustration.

  • urban search and rescue

    What it Takes to Serve on Urban Search and Rescue Teams

    • Jun 30, 2022
    • Tom Caldwell, P.E., M.ASCE, Army Reserve Maj. Mike Riccitiello, P.E., PMP

    EMA’s urban search and rescue teams, which often include specialized civil engineers, are often the first responders to disasters in the built environment.

  • diverse civil engineers

    How Diverse Teams Drive Innovation (Part 1)

    • Jun 27, 2022

    The diversity of a company and its success are not only directly related, but their relationship has become increasingly significant in recent years.

  • three design engineers

    The Benefits of Working for a Medium-Sized Engineering Firm

    • Jun 15, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    You can work for a giant firm. You can work for a smaller firm. But what about those medium-sized firms?

  • first job

    How to Get Ready for Your First Full-Time Job

    • Jun 8, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    This month, civil engineers around the world are starting their careers. And those first full-time jobs are exciting. But also a little daunting.

  • vise clamp inflation wrench

    Inflation Squeezing Your Salary?

    • May 24, 2022
    • Nicolai Oliden

    Inflation has significantly impacted what and how much I can buy.

  • two cheerful colleagues shaking hands

    How to Get Leadership Experience Early in Your Career

    • May 9, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

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

  • female manager

    Moving into Management Takes Training and Empathy

    • May 2, 2022
    • Laurie A. Shuster

    Natalie Carmen, P.E., M.ASCE, shares her insights into changing roles.

  • female civil engineer

    Overcoming the Hurdles to Gender Parity in Engineering Will Take Concerted Efforts

    • May 2, 2022
    • Jenny Jones

    Each year for the past two decades, the Society of Women Engineers has examined social science research to understand this underrepresentation of women in engineering.

  • lifelong learning

    Embracing a Lifelong-Learning Mindset

    • Apr 26, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    Tanesa Kassa is a structural detail designer for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. That wasn't exactly where her career started, though.

  • transition planning

    Career Transition: Three Stories

    • Apr 12, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    A project engineer, civil analyst and civil engineering student share their experiences of making transitions in their careers.

  • female engineer working on laptop

    Why Hustle Will Always Beat Brains

    • Apr 6, 2022
    • Rashod R. Johnson

    I wish I’d known the value of diversity when I opened my own business. I started what is now known as Ardmore Roderick in Chicago in 2005. I was just 29 years old.

  • communication

    Passion and Communication are Key to a Successful Career

    • Mar 29, 2022
    • Wesley P. Davis

    At an age of just 31, Wesley P. Davis, P.E., M.ASCE, has progressed quickly in his career as a roadway and transportation engineer. Read his story.

  • civil engineer looking over city

    Best Places for Civil Engineers 2022

    • Mar 21, 2022
    • Laurie A. Shuster

    Los Angeles, Denver, and Houston still dominate the top 10 places to practice civil engineering. But two newcomers — Phoenix and Detroit — also made the list this year.

  • career fair

    How Do I Make the Most of a Career Fair?

    • Mar 21, 2022
    • Heidi Wallace

    This question is a common one among those who are in college and seeking summer internships or full-time positions after graduation.

  • water PVC plastic pipes in the ground

    ‘Crafting a Better Quality of Life’

    • Mar 9, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    President Dennis Truax on bipartisan infrastructure law, ASCE Legislative Fly-In.

  • city skyline

    Track Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Funding Opportunities at New ASCE Resource Center

    • Feb 24, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    The resource center breaks down the law into nine categories, with summaries of the specific investments flagged in the legislation for each.