Posted on 10/15/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 10/8/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 9/24/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 7/2/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 6/22/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 2/19/2018 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 12/29/2017 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 12/28/2017 By Gausman & Moore
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.
Posted on 12/26/2017 By Gausman & Moore
As engineers, we’re constantly absorbing information to better ourselves, our places of work, and our industry as a whole. However, many professionals who are constantly being bombarded with information can oftentimes feel overwhelmed. With the various information sources out there, such as websites, industry publications, newsletters, etc., how well do you utilize that information and apply it to your everyday life, especially if there is just too much information to take in? The following tips may be helpful for you with avoiding information overload:
Posted on 10/30/2017 By Gausman & Moore
You have an engineering degree in your preferred field—now what? It can be difficult, especially right out of the collegiate gate, to know exactly what hiring managers are looking for and what will catch their eyes. When you’re ready to start the job hunt, your future employer will want to know you are a master of five essential skills, making you a well-rounded, reliable employee. Be sure to stand out from your fellow applicants by honing in on the following crucial skills:
Posted on 9/4/2017 By Gausman & Moore
Internships are an outstanding way to acquire much-needed experience in the field. As your internship begins to wind down, you may think, what next? If you’re a soon-to-be graduate, you may want to continue with the company for your career, however, it’s never a guarantee. While you may have gone above and beyond for your role as an intern, you may not realize there are extra steps to take to prove you’re truly interested in a career with the company. Be sure to follow tips listed below, and you will be sure to make a memorable impression to your internship supervisor.
Posted on 8/28/2017 By Gausman & Moore
Each year Gausman & Moore provides internship opportunities for young people working toward degrees in related fields of study. These experiences can help them as they grow professionally and personally, as they gain lifelong knowledge and skills. Two of our current full-time staff members, Drew Erickson and Casey Sveiven, were once G&M interns, and they recently spoke about their internship experience and how it influenced where each of them is at today.
Posted on 8/14/2017 By Gausman & Moore
Sometimes the most difficult part of the job search process is getting your foot in the door. You may have the education, experience and work ethic to get the job done well, but trying to get through the selection process is more than just a great interview. The following strategies will give you a leg up in the engineering job search and help you land the career of your dreams.
Posted on 8/7/2017 By Gausman & Moore
As an engineer who has also taken on the role of project manager, it is easy to fall into the pattern of stagnant management styles. This is especially true for those who have received training in their places of work but have not received formal training to receive a project management certification. Project management is much more than what one may pick up from previous managers and trial and error. To be the best project manager possible, you have to understand there is a compatibility between your engineering role and leadership—things you learn from a formal project management study. The following are project management principles that will ultimately benefit any engineer.