Topic: Career Development

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CE Roundtable: How do you stay current with evolving technology?

How do civil engineers keep pace with the ever-changing technology landscape?

4 essentials for sparking innovation

Civil engineering is built on skill and precision. But how can one spark innovation? Here are some tips.

Review: How to persuade and inform

“You will learn how to speak and write well from this book,” promises author Patrick Henry Winston. Does he deliver?

Build relationships, have courage, and really listen

Katherine Latham, A.M.ASCE, founded her own engineering consulting firm, Talman Consultants LLC. She offers advice on managing client relationships as well as co-workers and peers.

Let your passions inspire your career

Daniel Campbell is using his knowledge of surveying, soil mechanics, building design, and construction management to help the most vulnerable communities in Dominica rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

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.

Get it on paper — and then get moving!

Chris Enbright ably juggles multiple transportation projects as a P.E. I for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Leading in a multi-generational workplace

Today, more Americans than ever are working past the traditional age of retirement. According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 10.6 million people in the workforce are over age 65. That number is estimated to increase to 13 million by 2024. Meanwhile, millions of new professionals are entering the workforce every year. Companies must now learn...

ASCE 2020 Distinguished Members: What’s the Secret to Your Success?

Of all ASCE membership, only 223 can call themselves Distinguished Members. So there's no doubt that ASCE's class of 2020 Distinguished Members has made tremendous contributions to the civil engineering industry. But the Distinguished Member honor isn't simply a recognition of past accomplishments. It can be a signpost of sorts, directing younger civil engineers toward role models. Who better to learn from than the industry's best of the...

ASCE Salary Report Reveals ‘Strong’ Profession, Positive Trends

The ASCE 2020 Civil Engineering Salary Report shows an industry with fundamentals that continue trending in the right direction. The median pre-tax annual salary in 2019 among survey respondents was $115,000, up from $109,000 last year, continuing a half-decade-long trend of increasing compensation for civil engineers. “This survey highlights the fact that prior to the pandemic, our profession was strong,” said ASCE President K.N. Gunalan, Ph.D.,...