Career Success in Engineering: A Guide for Students and New Professionals

Career Success in Engineering: A Guide for Students and New Professionals

by Bernard Berson, Douglas E. Benner

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Overview

Career Success in Engineering: A Guide for Students and New Professionals by Bernard Berson, Douglas E. Benner

Today's time-pressed college engineering instructors have little time to discuss the real-world matters of employment, on-the-job performance, project management, leadership, ethics, and licensure that provide students with needed preparation for their professional futures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419584398
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bernie Berson, PE, LS, FNSPE, has over 45 years of experience in engineering and land surveying, and has operated his own practice for nearly 30 years. He is currently the Chairman of the NSPE Mentoring Task Force, which helps students and young engineers with career transition and licensure, and will assume Presidency of the NSPE in July 2006.

Doug Benner, PE, FNSPE, MBA, is currently President of DEB Consulting, where he provides electrical and forensic engineering services, project management, and webpage design and maintenance. He is a Career Transition Coach for NSPE and is the Chairman for the NJSPE’s Institute for Professional Leadership.

Table of Contents


Preface     v
Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Getting Started
Transition from College to the Real World     3
Launching Your Career     9
The Engineering Profession     27
Engineering Career Options     32
Your Resume     39
Interviewing Skills     47
Career Planning: Goals and Your Personal Vision     55
Organizational Mission and Vision Statements     64
On the Job
Leadership     69
Professionalism and Its Importance     73
Ethics for Engineers     78
Professional Liability     90
Learning Soft Skills     100
Accounting and Corporate Finance     110
Moonlighting     124
Outsourcing     132
Professional Development and Advancement
The Licensure Process     141
Continuing Professional Competency     149
Professional Associations     156
Mentoring     163
Finding Another Job     170
Overseas Assignment     177
Individual and Team Project Concerns
The Engineering Design Process     187
Sustainable Development     195
ProjectDelivery Systems     202
Construction Project Procedures and Team Roles     212
Project Management     220
Risk Management     231
Legal Concerns     240
Laws, Regulations, Codes, and Standards     251
Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets     261
Qualification-Based Selection     275
Contracts     280
Dispute Resolution     289
Conclusion     301
Glossary     302
Appendix     306
About the Author     318
Index     319

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