Career Smart

Workforce Development January 10, 2020

How my study abroad experience has helped me in the workforce

When I found out about the opportunity to join around 40 other students on a trip across Europe to study architecture from the other side of the world, I figured I would give it a shot.

By John White
Business of Engineering December 11, 2019

Three pieces of advice for taking a leadership role in your professional association

Here are the three most important steps to take to position yourself for a leadership role in your association of choice.

By John Boulé
Bill Keen is founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors. Courtesy: Keen Wealth Advisors
Educational December 7, 2019

Three-step retirement plan for engineers

Career Update: A three-step plan can help engineers begin engineering retirement planning with a checklist, looking at employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) details, anticipated spending, choosing a date and revisions over time.

By Bill Keen
Business of Engineering December 4, 2019

How can I manage change successfully within my organization?

Are there qualities that a leader needs to have to successfully manage change?

By Lisa Roger
Business of Engineering October 4, 2019

Improving your client’s experience

We know that a strong client experience is what keeps clients happy. But what we’ve wrestled with is learning what the best client experience looks like, because often it can look different for each client.

By Lacey Martin, Devin Keeler, Elizabeth Scarce
Workforce Development September 20, 2019

Three ways to retain engineering talent

Use these tips to keep engineers employed at your firm

By Angie Keller, Randstad Engineering, Atlanta
Business of Engineering September 19, 2019

Communicating with fellow engineers

What’s the best way to connect? Like many other responses to questions about engineering, the answer is “it depends”

By Amara Rozgus
Workforce Development September 10, 2019

Why Talent Strategy Should Influence Organizational Strategy and Master Planning Efforts

As organizations refine their long-term strategies, the emphasis on integrating talent, technology, and real estate perspectives into master planning efforts becomes critical.

By Swapna Sathyan, MBA
Manufacturers looking to retain their best engineers should improve their current skill sets and offer benefits and wages to keep them from leaving their jobs or being recruited by rival corporations. Courtesy: Randstad Engineering
Workforce Development September 2, 2019

Three ways to improve engineer retention

Companies looking to protect their top engineering talent from rivals should look to improve training, benefits and wages to make employees happier and more productive.

By Angie Keller
Business of Engineering August 28, 2019

So, now what do I do with my degree?

Young professionals are overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge, skills and experience they are expected to have as soon as their degree is conferred upon them

By Minh Q. Vu, EIT, Twin Rivers Engineering Consultants, Des Moines, Iowa