7 Pieces of Advice New Engineers Need to Hear

Engineering.com | May 31, 2019

Who wouldn’t leap at the chance to travel back in time and communicate some crucial piece of information to their younger self? You could offer a few stock tips or a crib sheet for that one killer exam that still haunts you to this day. While the thought has occurred to nearly everyone, this form of regret can be particularly salient for engineers in the middle or late stages of their career. Many engineers chimed in to voice their belief in the value of constantly learning. Even pieces of knowledge that seem impertinent today can pay dividends down the road. As one commenter pointed out, Something you might not need to know then you almost definitely will in a future job or role, and unfortunately the future will come whether you like it or not.

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Construction Management Program Chair, George Welch, and Domestic Enrollment Manager, Matt Acklin, discuss our online Master of Construction Management program. The webinar was hosted live on June 29th, 2016.
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Construction Management Program Chair, George Welch, and Domestic Enrollment Manager, Matt Acklin, discuss our online Master of Construction Management program. The webinar was hosted live on June 29th, 2016.
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