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  • The 2023 ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium

    The art of strategic networking

    • Oct 5, 2023
    • Ben Walpole

    As our lives increasingly function in the virtual space and technology changes the way our work gets done, good old-fashioned human connection has taken on renewed importance.

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    Civil engineering salaries continue to climb

    • Sep 26, 2023
    • Ben Walpole

    Infrastructure money is flowing, demand for talent is high, and, according to the recently released ASCE 2023 Civil Engineering Salary Report, civil engineering salaries continue to rise.

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    Get ready for an all-new P.E. exam format; here’s what you need to know

    • Mar 14, 2024
    • Ben Walpole

    The P.E. exam format is changing April 1 to focus its content more specifically on the discipline area the test-taker is pursuing.

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    Winning the grant to help fund your project

    • Dec 4, 2023
    • Ben Walpole

    Even in this era of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding, every project can use more money. It’s why grant writing is such a valuable skill in the world of civil engineering.

  • Civil Engineering Certification

    Are you a board-certified civil engineer? Your career and project’s success may depend on it

    • Aug 24, 2023
    • Ben Walpole

    "As civil engineering becomes more and more complex, the requirement for specialization is becoming more and more evident," said Andrew Henry Cairns, president of ASCE's Civil Engineering Certification Inc.

  • Civil Engineering Skills

    What skills do civil engineers need to enter the profession and contribute immediately?

    • May 25, 2023
    • Ben Walpole

    As explored in the latest issue of Civil Engineering magazine and the ongoing ASCE “State of Civil Engineering” series, there is more civil engineering work right now than civil engineers.

  • Best places for civil engineers 2023

    Best Places for Civil Engineers 2023

    • Apr 16, 2023
    • Ben Walpole

    There’s the old line about the three keys to a successful restaurant –location, location, location. It can apply to your civil engineering career as well. Where you live and work still goes a long way toward your happiness. And it’s with that in mind that ASCE releases its annual list of the Best Places to Be a Civil Engineer.

  • two wind engineers

    Why Engineers Share Knowledge and Experience

    • Jan 11, 2023
    • Eva Lerner-Lam, M.ASCE, M.SAE, F.ITE

    I wish I’d known how much seasoned professionals are willing to not only share their knowledge and experience with aspiring young professionals but also learn from them.

  • happy female engineer

    Job Satisfaction Among Civil Engineers High, New Salary Report Finds

    • Dec 22, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    The just-released 2022 ASCE Civil Engineering Salary Report shows salaries rising among civil engineers.

  • career roadmap

    Updated Engineering Grades Outline Your Career Roadmap

    • Oct 18, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    Imagine if you had a document that detailed skill for skill what a civil engineer needed to master through each phase of their career. Well, dream no longer. This holy grail is real.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.