Posts Tagged ‘career advice’
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Structural engineer Michael Skoller traces his career choice to “pure luck.” And as luck would have it, he’s stuck with the profession for almost 37 years. In a recent interview, he reflected on his decades in the field — from engineering the largest residential house in Texas to procuring new projects at National Structural Engineering Inc., a Houston-based firm.
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The nation’s workforce is undergoing a profound shift as many of today’s seasoned workers reach traditional retirement age. As such, demand for professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is forecast to dramatically outpace the supply of STEM workers.
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As an accomplished welder, Gary Butkowski decided long ago to share his knowledge and spent more than 20 years teaching the profession at a prison and a military base. He continues to teach today, giving high school students the benefit of his experience and know-how.
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Over the course of his career, J.P. Purswell has been committed to industrial engineering as a professional and an educator — and stresses that safety comes first. On the factory floor and as vice president of Purswell & Purswell, Engineering & Ergonomics, Inc., he consults with manufacturers on ergonomics, safety engineering, and the best practices for compliance with OSHA policies.
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Business leaders in-the-making as well as seasoned CEOs can benefit from hearing different perspectives on effective management techniques. Here are five recently released books that can be used as primers or guides to assessing your leadership style. Are any of these on your list?
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This article is courtesy of Engineering.com:

Regardless of your age or experience level as an engineer, I bet that you can think of one or two pieces of advice that were instrumental in your engineering career development. I certainly can, and I would like to share them with you in this post.
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This article courtesy of Engineering.com:

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The other day I was engaged in a conversation with a colleague talking about upcoming furloughs in our organization. These temporary layoffs resulting from budgetary constrictions have been advertised for some time, but only now have become imminent.  My co-worker was agitated about why this was happening and generally angry about the impact on their life.  I asked what their plan was if the furloughs extended into the future, say the coming year, and they looked at me like I had two heads.  Plan?  What was I talking about?  Their agitation quickly moved from the furlough to me.
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