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With coronavirus shelter-in-place mandates in effect for communities across the United States, home work stations have become a necessity for millions of workers. With that come new challenges and the pressure of trying to balance family obligations with work projects and deadlines.

In Freese and Nichols University training we do on QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability , we discuss author, John Miller’s, point that stress is a...

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With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, many of us are having to quickly change to a remote work setting to follow social-distancing recommendations or accommodate school closures. If working from home is new to you, you might find it difficult to get used to.

Here are some helpful tips to incorporate into your day as you move to a remote-work setting:

Set a Schedule

  • Your regular working hours may change, especially
  • ...

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In commemoration of International Women’s Day , we’re honoring the invaluable contributions of Freese and Nichols’ female leaders.

These women spearhead project teams, serve on national boards to advance their profession, shape our company and work to make our communities better places to live.

We asked these pacesetters to share their advice for young women getting started in their careers, especially in male-dominated fields.

Toni Addison, Houston...

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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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