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Project Engineer Allison Blake, Water Purification and Resource Recovery, provides tips for succeeding in the engineering profession in American Infrastructure magazine ’s January/February issue.

“Working on water and wastewater treatment plant design and construction projects taught me quickly what kinds of skills are required to succeed in a highly technical field,” she writes. “The engineering knowledge is essential, but principles like...

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The Citadel , The Military College of South Carolina, is graduating its first class of students receiving Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering degrees this spring. To highlight that milestone, The Citadel Today interviewed Freese and Nichols Construction Manager Matt Cartwright, a 2003 graduate of The Citadel who got a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering then built a career in construction management.

As an...

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Note: This is a second part in a series on how to improve your LinkedIn presence. Read the first one here .

One key aspect of any successful LinkedIn profile is a bio.

When done correctly, a bio summarizing your talents can help draw the right people to your profile. Whatever your reason for being on LinkedIn – job hunting, connecting with clients or looking for recruits – a...

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The Engineering Management Institute (see EMI podcast interview with our me here ) has partnered with PPI-Kaplan to provide a discount to FE, PE, and SE exam prep materials.

You can receive a 15% discount on PPI's products, by visiting their website here , and using the coupon code EMI15 . PPI has helped over 4...

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In workplaces across the country, employees are increasingly feeling the burn of burnout. Learning to counter it is another useful workplace skill.

A Gallup Poll last year of 7,500 full-time employees, found that 23% of reported feeling burned out at work very often, while 44% reported feeling burned out sometimes.

Feeling burned out can also affect life outside the office. Gallup also reported that employees who reported feeling burned out...

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Summer is in full swing. The smell of sunscreen, chlorine and BBQ are here. One smell that is closing in is the smell of deadlines for higher education school applications. That’s right, the smell for returning to school is just as strong with more impact and weight than a family order of ribs.

But is returning to school right for you? With different programs, applications and life, it can be tough to even...

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As companies’ focus shifts to the retention of new employees from diverse backgrounds and expertise, the industry needs to learn how to be more inclusive.

Mayuko Mizutani, a co-op in Freese and Nichols’ Atlanta office, wrote an article for the Georgia Operator summer issue about fostering inclusive professionalism. She covers three different aspects of professionalism, including expectations of appearance, communication and cross-cultural awareness.

In the article, she also suggests asking ourselves...

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As the job market gets more and more competitive, internships and co-ops can put you ahead of the competition. But how to juggle an internship search with school assignments, projects, work and everything else? Here are tips on when to focus on internship applications:

When to look: Some companies hire interns up to a year in advance. At a fall career fair, recruiters are looking for interns for the next summer....

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