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Internships are your chance to get firsthand experience along with a taste for what the field will be like. Internships also let you try different disciplines. And they give you the chance to learn and make connections with those in your future field. If you’ve enjoyed a class or project in a particular area, look for an internship in that field.

Once you’ve made up your mind on what kind of internship to look for, the hunt begins. Here are...

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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,...

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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...

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A safe workplace should be a priority for everyone, whether your job is in an office setting or on a field project. Learning safe work habits includes knowing and following your employer’s policies. But colleagues who set a leadership example by their actions also helps create an atmosphere that emphasizes safety and spreads an understanding of how important it is.

We asked Bryan Dick, a Hydrologist and our Ecological Engineering/Geomorphology...

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Balancing career and parenthood takes planning and flexibility and can teach you new skills at both work and home. Before taking on this new responsibility, it helps to talk with others in your field who have been there.

We asked three of our professionals to share their insights on a good work-life balance.

Kim Dresdner, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, is mother to a son born in 2018.

Holly Saez, Water Resource Dam and Levee Design, Dallas, is mother to...

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Creating a LinkedIn profile can help advance your professional career. Whether you’re looking for a job or for ways to connect with clients, coworkers or other alumni from your alma mater, LinkedIn’s networks can give you a professional edge.

However, it can be hard to effectively describe yourself in this kind of format.  Here are some things to keep in mind as you fill in the blanks.

Be professional, but show your personality....

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Strong client relationships underpin professional success, whether you’re directly involved in sales or your primary role is on the technical side. Developing clients’ trust takes time, but talking with clients doesn’t have to be intimidating.

Everyone is a potential client, but don’t approach people that way. Treat them like a person first, whether they’re a high-ranking official or a young staffer. Building trust is the foundation to a strong...

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About 7 percent of Americans are military veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Transitioning from a branch of the service to a civilian career can pose its own set of challenges. But many employers recognize that military training can be an asset, especially in fields where people must work in teams to complete detailed projects.

At Freese and Nichols, we have employees who have served in just about every branch of the military, and we greatly value...

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