Tag: Mentoring

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Paying attention to details pays off

Matthew Hughes, P.E., M.ASCE, is digitizing infrastructure into GIS databases, making sure the data are accurate for utility clients.

Using big data to make better asset management decisions

Sabrina N. Rivera, P.E., M.ASCE, is using big data to help the utility she works for make smart asset decisions.

Engage with empathy and jump on opportunities

Garit Poire, A.M.ASCE, rose to a business development role early in his career thanks to his ability to build good relationships and see things from others’ points of view.

Civil, Structural Engineers Join Social Media Campaign

Editor's note: This article first appeared on August 18, 2015 in Civil Engineering online. HASHTAGS MIGHT BE READY conversation starters now, but they began simply as metadata tags so that content—be it on social media or otherwise—could be easily searched online. Today, they have grown into the dominant way of organizing large online conversations. This includes the microblogging site Twitter, where hashtags passed through their...

Member Voices

Career by Design: How I Found a Job During COVID-19 ASCE’s online community for younger civil engineers, Career by Design, gives you the tools, tips and resources you need to advance your career. Much of that is in real-life advice from young engineers. Hala Abdo, EIT, A.M.ASCE, is a drainage and road engineer-in-training with FAM Construction LLC, working on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project...

Entrepreneurial engineers

Entrepreneurial engineers continue to go into business for themselves, looking to carve out their niches in the world. What does it take to succeed?

Ask Anthony: Seven Tips for a Successful Mentoring Relationship

I’ve said over and over on The Civil Engineering Podcast that every civil engineering professional should absolutely find a mentor as early on in their career as possible. However, I recently received a question from a young civil engineer asking, “What does the mentoring relationship look like?” It’s a great question. And it needs to be answered in a forum like this so it can...

ASCE Plot Points Season 3 Episode 2: The Gift of Presence

Maybe you've recently been offered the chance to go work a career fair or talk to some students at a local school. And maybe you've thought, "Sure, it might be fun, but what would I even say? Why would those kids want to hear my story. I'm nobody special." But maybe you're totally wrong. Your presence for just one afternoon can have a huge effect...

The Gift of Giving

The holiday season is upon us. Although it is a time of celebration, it’s also a time for gratitude and giving. Civil engineers have much to be thankful for. With salaries continuing to trend upward, we earn a good living as well as the respect of the public. Entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare, civil engineers truly have a profound impact on...

ASCE Plot Points Season 2 Episode 8: Performance-Based

ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute issued the "Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design" early this year. Performance-based design continues to be one of the four focus areas (along with resilience, life-cycle cost analysis and innovation) of ASCE's Grand Challenge. Don Scott, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, the prime investigator for the prestandard development team, talks about both the prestandard and, more broadly, the power of performance-based design to close...