Approved Calculators for the FE and PE Exams

For those of you planning to take the EIT or PE exam this year 2012,  make sure you look at our Guide for Engineers for useful tips on studying and passing the FE exam as well as helpful information pertaining PE exam.  Also note that as of the December 2011 edition of Licensure Exchange (volume 15, […]

An engineer’s guide to managing project changes

Upfront project scope definition is critical. However, it is unrealistic to expect that once a project is defined, the project will not change in scope, cost, or schedule. Change is inevitable. So, change has to be embraced and properly managed. Agreeing to how changes will be handled is an important part of scope definition and contract negotiations.

Taking advantage of new opportunities in uncertain economic times

An engineer’s guide pointing out alternatives to engineering and how to take advantage of opportunities while planning for the future.

10 things you MUST do before you begin searching for an engineering job

Searching for a job can sometimes be the most frustrating and disappointing process you can ever go through. This list provides the top 10 things mostly overlooked by job-seekers to make the experience more tolerable.

Handling job relocation to different city or country

In uncertain economic times, radical changes in your career might be unavoidable and sometimes necessary. Other times, these radical changes might be preemptive moves in your career. Whatever the case, these changes provide unique opportunities for you to discover yourself and grow in different environments. Relocation brings along a myriad of unique opportunities and challenges. This article points out some of the more common challenges and issues that you might have to deal with.

A back-to-college guide for engineers

Our back to college guide is a product of this collective intelligence. The sole goal is to provide engineers with insightful and important articles aimed at guiding you through the decision making process and the actual implementation of getting advanced degrees.

A day-to-day guide for engineers

Our day-to-day guide is a product of engineers’ collective intelligence. The sole goal is to provide engineers with insightful and relevant articles aimed at guiding them through the day-to-day challenges of an engineer’s life and career?

An engineer’s guide to understanding true, estimated, bid, expected, and budget costs

As a consultant, I am fortunate to work in many different industries on various projects involving all types of customers and contractors.

An engineer’s guide to smart budgeting and realistic debt management

You are finally finished with college and you are happily employed at hopefully the company of your dreams. Before you realize it, six months have passed and the first payment on your student loan is due. So, how do you prioritize your bills while still cognizant of future spending, down payment on a house, marriage etc? This article provides a realistic guide on smart budgeting and debt management from an engineer’s perspective.

A Day in the Life of an Aerospace Engineer

A typical day in the life of an Aerospace Engineer. Courtesy of CareerOneStop.