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Passing the Professional Engineer exam signals a career milestone. It shows you’re committed to high standards of competence and ethics. You’re ready for more responsibility and can move up the career ladder.

But preparing for an eight-hour test of both the depth and breadth of your knowledge — while you’re working full time — will also test your dedication and organizational skills.

Here are some tips for mastering this challenge:...

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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.

Paula Feldman, Atlanta

Paula...

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Note: This is a second post in a series about tips for taking the PE exam. Read the first one here.

Don’t go it alone. While mighty in itself, the PE exam shouldn’t make you feel like you’re tackling the world by yourself.

We talked with Amanda Johnson, PE, and Stephen Johnson, PE, Freese and Nichols engineers who met while attending Texas A&M University and later married. Stephen started working at...

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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 relationship.

Here are...

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Electrical Engineer Dan Koss showcased his creative talents, once again, at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's museum's Mad Scientist Bash fundraiser on Friday, May 8 and iMake event on Saturday, March 28.

Mad Scientist Bash

This year, Dan said he wanted to push his polargraph, which he built out of salvaged parts, to its boundaries and produce a drawing of our Campus Center at Central Texas College...

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