Industries, economies and people all change over time. While layoffs and commercial collapse may be the first scenarios to mind, there are as many reasons to start over as there are engineers.
How do you start over as the new hire when you're the most senior engineer on the team?
Looking for a change of venue? Is your current location limiting your career potential? If you are an engineer of any stripe, you might want to consider (re)starting your career in Houston, Texas.
Thin, robust, and language-neutral, Robot Operating System provides a standardized core of OS functions and an extensive library of over 2,000 packages, enabling researchers and engineers to focus on invention instead of re-invention.
While the generic case for graduate education is simple – more money, more opportunity – drilling down into the figures for specific engineering disciplines reveals that the real value of a Master's degree varies widely.
As part of a series profiling key cities to target in a national job search, EngineerJobs.com is taking a long look at one of America's oldest, greatest cities: Boston. With an incredible field of available opportunities and the sixth largest economy in the country, the "Athens of America" is a great place for an engineer to make a name for themselves.
When I was eight years old, there was only one thing I wanted more than for someone to invent the lightsaber. I wanted one to fall off the back of a truck and land in my front yard. Fortunately, neither occurred; lightsabers are dangerous, poorly designed, and unstable. Here are three of the many reasons they should be preemptively outlawed.
These are familiar faces. You recognize them. You know their names. Or their works. But did you know these 9 celebrities were also engineers?
It's easy to forget that asking good questions is every bit as important as having the right answers. In a job interview, asking focused, intelligent questions of your interviewer demonstrates initiative, thoroughness, and careful analysis of your options – qualities every engineer should have. To get you started, we'll consider nine solid questions to ask in an interview.
We spoke with Tim Ivory, a marine engineer who specializes in restoring and preserving vintage boats. He began his career on the retired FDNY fireboat John J Harvey, earning a reputation for ingenuity and passion. This led to regular commercial work in the Harbor and North River, where he developed a following among owners, companies, and preservationists. Now, Tim works as an independent engineer.
Why does LinkedIn Matter? LinkedIn is the largest network of professionals on the web. What makes it great for business and career networking is the ability to leverage the people you already know to exponentially expand your network of potential career and business contacts.
You've found a new job, congratulations! But now comes the hard part – delivering the news to your manager and colleagues. So how do you leave a job without burning bridges? Follow these guidelines and not only preserve, but maybe enhance, your professional reputation and relationships on your way out the door.
Graphene reveals new, revolutionary properties on a monthly basis. Over the last decade, this wonder material went from a curious carbon allotrope to the single-most-expensive material in the world. As production costs for exfoliated graphene crashed to levels comparable with tilapia fillets, so did interest in its practical application.
As an engineer, you may work in the most interesting and dangerous situations in the modern world. Fires, explosions, and high-voltage electricity are tools of the trade. Implementing and refining safety procedures reduced workplace fatalities by more than 90% over the last century, but they do still occur.
What happens when accidents happen? What should you expect when you catch fire?
By now, the problem is all too familiar: To remain competitive, an engineer requires extensive, expensive investment in education and training, while the necessary time and money remains out of reach without taking on onerous debt or de-prioritizing one's career.
How can you afford the time and money to continue your education, without splitting your focus or taking on debt?
Ask ten people "is an MBA worth it?" and you are likely to get ten different opinions. We talked with Jay Rogers, Vice President of Recruiting for Randstad Engineering, Matt DiGeronimo, Managing Director of Smith Floyd Mergers & Acquisitions and former Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, and Dennis Chandler, who holds an MBA from Purdue in addition to his MS in Mechanical Engineering to discuss the value of an MBA on an engineering career.