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Required Engineering Skills NOT Taught in the Classroom

Having an engineering degree is a huge accomplishment. It means you’ve spent countless hours learning in the classroom and even more hours at home completing homework, studying, and designing projects. It can be quite a shock entering the workplace for the first time, especially when you learn that not all the skills required for success are taught in the classroom. Below, we take a look at three pivotal skills required for a successful engineering career.

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Certificates to Accelerate your Electrical Engineering Career

It can be difficult to differentiate yourself when you are surrounded by capable engineers. Earning additional certifications is a great way to expand your knowledge and accelerate your career.

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Interview Tips for Future Engineering Interns

Your hard work through the school year has finally paid off, and you were granted an interview for a summer internship. So what’s next? Interviewing can be an exciting, yet stressful time. Knowing how much depends on the answers you give in a short amount of time can be quite intimidating. We’ve put together some interview tips to help take the stress out of your interview. The more prepared you can be, the more confident you will look to a potential employer.

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An In-Depth Look at Plumbing Engineering

A plumbing engineer is very different from a plumber. While a plumber may handle the intricacies of a toilet or a drain within the home, a plumbing engineer focuses on the larger piping system and its design.

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The Value of Summer Engineering Internships

As summer is winding down, it’s not too soon to start thinking about a summer internship for next year. Many colleges will begin to host job and internship fairs this fall for current students. Taking a summer internship is a great opportunity to get a jump start in your career and really explore what a career in your major may look like. Let's look at just a few advantages summer internships have for students.

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A Closer Look at The Electrical Engineering Field

Electrical engineering is a challenging degree that comes with a heavy class load of mathematics, physics, and computer programing. Successful graduates have enjoyed unbounded career opportunities in a variety of industries. Electrical engineers are regularly needed in the job market; therefore, the outlook for engineers continues to be strong. If you are quick thinking, adaptable, and able to effectively communicate your ideas, then a future in electrical engineering may be perfect for you. Below, we can take a closer look at what it takes to be an electrical engineer.

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An In-Depth Look at Mechanical Engineering

Easily one of the broadest and most diverse engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering explores the path a product takes from the conceptual design, to the manufacturing, and finally to the marketplace. This can be anything from the tiniest mechanism to a large aerospace system. The classes required in school are diverse, and the applications in the career field are endless. Luckily, this means the outlook for mechanical engineers is bright given their ability to adapt and the overall value they can add to several market segments.

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Understanding Engineering Disciplines for Students

Before jumping into an engineering degree it is important to first understand what the degree entails, as well as to select the right discipline for your strengths, interests, and career goals. Most engineering degrees are extremely structured and allow for minimal deviation from the plan established by the university. Several engineering disciplines can take five years to complete and are extremely math intensive. It can be a good idea to talk to practicing engineers.

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Why Project Feasibility Analysis is Important

A feasibility study involves taking actions and asking questions to establish whether a project idea, plan, or thought is likely to succeed. An effective project feasibility study will guide you on whether it’s feasible to proceed with the idea, refine it, or even scrap it altogether. As a building owner, making a decision on projects such as electrical, mechanical, or piping updates can seem overwhelming, and that’s where professional engineering firms like Gausman and Moore come in.

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Make the Most of Your Engineering Internship

At this point in the year, many undergraduate engineering students have their internships lined up for the upcoming summer. Whether you know who you’ll be working for this summer or are waiting to hear back from your dream firm, keep these helpful tips in mind to make the most of your engineering internship:

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Understanding the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

One of the first steps to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE) is to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Provided by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the FE is designed for recent undergraduate students or students who are close to finishing their undergraduate engineering degrees from an EAC/ABET-accredited program.

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4 Factors to Keep in Mind When Developing Engineering Career Goals

No matter where you are in your engineering career, it’s extremely important to have career goals. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a 10-year veteran, your goals will be a future destination of where you want to take your career. When setting your goals, take time to figure out exactly what you want and follow these four guiding principles to reach future success.

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G&M Employees Attend ACEC/MN Emerging Leaders Training

Gausman & Moore always encourages its employees to continually strengthen their professional skills. It shows initiative when a person wants to become better at their job, while also learning how to become an effective leader. Two G&M employees from our Roseville office, Bryan Haider (Mechanical Engineering) and Ben Zurn (Electrical Engineering), are demonstrating this initiative by participating in the ACEC of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) Emerging Leaders Training program.

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Take Charge of Your Engineering Career

Whether you are just starting your career or you already have a few years of experience in your field, it’s important to never lose focus throughout your engineering career. Perhaps your position has become mundane and it’s time to reinvent yourself, or maybe you’re entering your first professional job and don’t know how to be the best engineer you can be. The following are a few things you can do to take charge as a professional and help progress your engineering career.

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How to be a Great Leader: Engineer Style

Time and time again, you have probably heard and read much about leadership in the professional world, however you may not see a lot about what it means to be a leader in the engineering field. Just as certain skills and characteristics are needed for most influential leadership roles, leaders in engineering must also master skills, which include: vision, communication, influence, empathy, and attitude. However, there are also other characteristics engineering leaders must have that might not be as prevalent in other industries. These include: understanding terminology, detail orientation, and an utter curiosity for the profession.

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