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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 million engineers pass their licensure exam (including me) and become leaders in their fields. Please note that the...

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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 are 23%...

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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. At...

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As a young professional, you might kick yourself when you make a mistake or wonder whether you have what it takes to succeed in your career.

Perseverance is about learning from failure and continuing to move forward.

My journey to becoming an engineer doesn’t look like the “typical path.” But everyone faces challenges along the way. I hope sharing the lessons I’ve learned can affect someone else in a positive way.

Finding...

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This is part 2. Read the first one on how to find the right mentor.

Having mentors can be instrumental in your career growth.

As covered in the previous article, finding the right mentor is a critical first step. Personally, I like to have mentors inside and outside of the organization and at all different life stages to give me different perspectives. My mentors within the organization advocate for me and provide...

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By now, it’s the standard joke on social media that if you don’t document an experience, it didn’t happen.

But documentation isn’t something to make light of in the engineering world. Proper record-keeping is crucial, even if it can be time-consuming. It’s important to establish good documentation habits — and to organize records so they’re available when needed.

Who knew that when a project we designed 20-plus years ago required repairs, we...

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