• Careers and Interviews

    What Do Engineers Do?


    Post #51 The Mystery of Engineering Duties

    You try to diligently read job descriptions word for word only to be left feeling confused.  Job postings can be so vague that they leave you with more questions than answers.  “Lead team through processes and collaborate as necessary.  Accountable for customer satisfaction.  Manage project budget and schedule.”  These are all vague and common examples.  But, what does that actually mean?  What do engineers do?

  • Courses and Professors,  Personal & Professional Development

    Pulling More Weight Than your Teammates?

    pulling weight

    Post #49 Why This Can Be Okay

    The sensitive topic of team dynamics was briefly discussed in the last blog (see Post #48).  I’d like to expand on this topic a bit more today for two important reasons.  One, it is a very common occurrence both in college as well as in the workforce.  Two, those of you who may carry more than your fair share of work could end up feeling resentful, stressed or worse.  Read on to understand how pulling more weight than your teammates can work in your favor.

  • Careers and Interviews,  Courses and Professors

    Are you a “C” Student?

    Letter C

    Post #43 When your Engineering Grades are Average

    Do you wonder what your future holds if your engineering grades are average?  It may seem that the students with the best GPAs are the ones with multiple internship/job offers.  Just because you may be an average engineering student, however, does not mean you cannot shine or stand out.   Here are some useful things to keep in mind  if your engineering grades are average.