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Big or Small Company – Which is Better for Developing My Engineering Career?

I have been asked by many engineering professionals, especially engineering students and younger engineers, “Is it more beneficial to my career development to work in a small or large engineering company?”  This is an excellent question, but unfortunately one that doesn’t have a straightforward answer because it really depends on so many different things.  First and foremost it will depend on your career goals and which situation will put you in the best position to achieve them.  It also…

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Added by Anthony Fasano on October 29, 2011 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

Engineering Students Making a Difference in the World While Setting Themselves Up for Engineering Career Success

I had the opportunity recently to give my Engineer Your Own Success seminar to the engineering students at Clemson University.  While I was there, I sat down with a few of the graduate students to discuss their current work and their engineering career plans.  One of the students that I met, Jeff Plumblee, told me about an amazing project that he happened to fall into, which now consumes most of his time.  Jeff oversees Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC).  CEDC consists of…

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Added by Anthony Fasano on October 29, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

Project/Team Communication: Make Every Word Count

This following post is an excerpt from my new book Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career which is available today.



In some respects, technology has made it more of a challenge to communicate with your colleagues or at least keep the communication consistent. By colleagues I am referring to your co-workers as well as… Continue

Added by Anthony Fasano on July 19, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

Engineers: Understanding Your Role as a Leader

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book Engineer Your Own Success:

 

Another important aspect of being a good leader is understanding your role. As a leader, your role is to help those that you are leading to do their job to the best of their ability. Therefore in order for you to succeed, you should strive to help them succeed. This is a difficult concept for many engineering professionals to grasp. Many professionals are so worried about…

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Added by Anthony Fasano on July 6, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Engineers: Here are Some Recommendations on What to Bring to the P.E. Exam

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career.



You are allowed to bring as many books to the P.E. exam as you wish, which is why on the day of the exam people will literally show up with wagons full of books. While I understand it can be tempting to have every possible piece of information with you, you must be careful of placing too much emphasis on your reference materials. The most… Continue

Added by Anthony Fasano on June 29, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments

Your Level of Responsiveness Will Impact Your Engineering Career Development

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of my soon to be released book Engineer Your Own Success:



In today’s world with all of the readily available technology, people want answers immediately. The success of your career will be directly impacted by how quickly you get them their answers! If real estate is all about location, location, location, than career advancement is all about being responsive, responsive, and more responsive!



Do you remember the last time you… Continue

Added by Anthony Fasano on June 14, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

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