Life After...Engineering and Built Environment

A practical guide to life after your degree
Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134185391
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail - but for most things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering. Life After...Engineering and Built Environment has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. It will be source of invaluable advice and wisdom to graduates on where their degree can take them, covering such topics as: Identifying a career path that interests you – and how to start pursuing it The worldwide opportunities open to engineering graduates Staying motivated and pursuing your goals Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from scholar to worker The Life After University series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice – recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.

Working in Engineering


Author: Tony Price
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906041991
Category: Engineering
Page: 288
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Whether you're about to start studying engineering at university and want to know about your career options, or you're a graduate who wants to secure an engineering role, 'Working in Engineering' provides you with all the information you need. An engineering degree opens up doors and creates opportunities not open to other graduates and this book helps you to to make the most of these opportunities.

REA's Authoritative Guide to the Top 100 Careers to Year 2005


Author: Research and Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878910625
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 359
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This book provides current information on the top 100 careers. Each career is described in detail, including job duties, training and education requirements, salary, projected job availability, and related occupations. It includes a special section on how to find a job, write a resume and cover letter, and provides tips for effective job interviews.

Engineering Communication: A Practical Guide to Workplace Communications for Engineers


Author: David Ingre,Robert Basil
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887182
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS FOR ENGINEERS, 2E is ideal for both future and practicing engineers. Predicated on the successful dynamic analysis model CMAPP (context, message, audience, purpose and product), this practical guide provides readers with a variety of communication strategies. Engineers gain important help in creating the types of proposals, reports, memos, letters, job application documents, and digital/social media publications that are most needed for today's workplace. Interrelated case studies and exercises help readers develop the critical thinking and planning skills essential in contemporary engineering. Current and future engineers learn to evaluate important ethical and cultural considerations as they master the development of the effective business communication essential in today's careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Good Grad!

A Practical Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences and Engineering
Author: Joseph W Gangestad Ph D,Joseph W. Gangestad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988972605
Category: Graduate students in engineering
Page: 228
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A graduate student in the sciences and engineering has to attend conferences, write journal articles, navigate collaborations, negotiate for lab equipment, mediate between squabbling lab mates, indulge eccentric professors, teach undergraduates, and secure funding every semester. Undergrad teaches you none of these skills, and no one warns you before you start grad school that you need them. "Good Grad " is a practical-and politically incorrect-guide for current and future grad students trying to unravel the mysteries of the master's degree and Ph.D. For most of your time in grad school, you're not worrying about looking good to an admissions committee or beefing up a resume. Instead, you're hoping that you'll get that teaching position next semester so you can pay the rent; you're working late into the night to get that conference abstract submitted before the deadline; you're wondering how to get forms signed when your advisor is out of town; you're hoping you won't have to spend the weekend feeding rats in the lab. "Good Grad " contains the hard-fought wisdom of those who have gone through these trials by fire and come out the other side. For budding scientists and engineers, "Good Grad " is an indispensable resource at every stage of a graduate career, from when you're deciding whether to attend grad school at all to when you're finally defending your thesis, and all the years in between. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Going to Grad School Chapter 2: The Milestones of Grad School Chapter 3: Your Advisor Chapter 4: The Research Group Chapter 5: Your Research Chapter 6: Funding Chapter 7: Going to a Conference Chapter 8: Publishing a Journal Article Chapter 9: The Bureaucracy Chapter 10: Getting a Job Epilogue: Social Life

Engineering and Product Development Management

The Holistic Approach
Author: Stephen Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521790697
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 325
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Practical guide to managing engineering product development, using a holistic approach.

Becoming a Construction Manager


Author: John J. McKeon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118122755
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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The must-have guide for anyone considering a career in construction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything a person needs to know to become a Construction Manager—from formal education to getting their first job. This practical guide is packed with useful information for anyone considering or beginning a career in construction management, as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area. From schedule and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, all of the important career choices are explained by successful construction managers at top international firms. The only guide available on careers in this fast-growing field Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format, illustrated throughout In-depth profiles with construction managers of varying specialties give students and new architects an inside view of the real-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on where the jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource section on professional organizations and educational opportunities Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of the Construction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educational requirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stop resource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growing profession.

Mechanical Testing for the Biomechanics Engineer

A Practical Guide
Author: Marnie M. Saunders
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627055142
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 276
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Mechanical testing is a useful tool in the field of biomechanics. Classic biomechanics employs mechanical testing for a variety of purposes. For instance, testing may be used to determine the mechanical properties of bone under a variety of loading modes and various conditions including age and disease state. In addition, testing may be used to assess fracture fixation procedures to justify clinical approaches. Mechanical testing may also be used to test implants and biomaterials to determine mechanical strength and appropriateness for clinical purposes. While the information from a mechanical test will vary, there are basics that need to be understood to properly conduct mechanical testing. This book will attempt to provide the reader not only with the basic theory of conducting mechanical testing, but will also focus on providing practical insights and examples. Table of Contents: Preface / Fundamentals / Accuracy and Measurement Tools / Design / Testing Machine Design and Fabrication / Fixture Design and Applications / Additional Considerations in a Biomechanics Test / Laboratory Examples and Additional Equations / Appendices: Practical Orthopedic Biomechanics Problems / Bibliography / Author Biography

If Not Now, When?

How to Take Charge of Your Career
Author: Camilla Arnold,Jane Barrett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408134357
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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The world of work is changing dramatically. Jobs for life have long been a thing of the past and even as people move up the corporate ladder, they are questioning their choices and keen to consider new possibilities such as work/life balance and portfolio working. Those of us keen to change career often don't know where to start so it remains a pipe dream rather than a reality we can work towards. In this action-oriented and pragmatic book, expert career coaches Jane Barrett and Camilla Arnold address the common barriers to career change that they frequently encounter in their work, and give readers a proven roadmap to achieve their new job goals. If Not Now, When? includes first-hand experiences of successful career change but also quizzes, exercises and self-assessment tools to help readers make the best choice for them.

Communicating Science: A Practical Guide For Engineers And Physical Scientists


Author: Boxman Edith S,Boxman Reuven (Raymond) L
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813144254
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Read this book before you write your thesis or journal paper! Communicating Science is a textbook and reference on scientific writing oriented primarily at researchers in the physical sciences and engineering. It is written from the perspective of an experienced researcher. It draws on the authors' experience of teaching and working with both native English speakers and English as a Second Language (ESL) writers. For the range of topics covered, this book is relatively short and tersely written, in order to appeal to busy researchers. Communicating Science offers comprehensive guidance on: Research reports: journal papers, theses, and internal reportsReview and publication processConference and seminar presentations: lectures and postersResearch proposalsBusiness plansPatentsPopular mediaCorrespondence, CV's, and job huntingWriting well: writing strategies and guidance on English composition and grammar Graduate students and early career researchers will be guided through the researcher's basic communication tasks: writing theses, journal papers, and internal reports, presenting lectures and posters, and preparing research proposals. Extensive best practice examples and analyses of common problems are presented. Advanced researchers who aim to commercialize their research results will be introduced to business plans and patents, so that they can communicate optimally with patent attorneys and business analysts. Likewise, advanced researchers will be assisted in conveying the results of their research to the industrial and business community, governmental circles, and the general public in the chapter on popular media. Researchers at all levels will find the chapter on CV's and job hunting helpful. The Writing Well chapter will assist researchers to improve their English usage in scientific writing. This chapter is oriented both at native English speakers, who have an intuitive command of English but often lack formal instruction on grammar and structure, and non-native English writers, who often have had formal instruction but lack intuitive grasp of what sounds good. Mentors will find the book a useful tool for systematically guiding their students in their early writing efforts. If your students read this book first, you will save time! Communicating Science may serve as a textbook for graduate level courses in scientific writing.

The New Professor's Handbook

A Guide to Teaching and Research in Engineering and Science
Author: Cliff I. Davidson,Susan A. Ambrose
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982011
Category: Education
Page: 199
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This book is an ideal resource for those making the transition from graduate student to new faculty member in engineering and science. Developed through years of use with new faculty, it tackles the two themes that will be constant in a young faculty member’s career: teaching and research. The book first distills the abundant literature that has already been published on teaching, covering student learning and course planning, conducting discussions and lecturing, creating exams and assignments, and working with teaching assistants. Bringing together guidance gained from numerous seminars, discussions, and interviews, and the little existing in current literature on starting and conducting scientific research, the next section includes assembling research teams, supervising graduate research, getting research funding, writing research papers, reviewing research proposals, presenting results, and conducting graduate seminar programs. The book features practical chapter exercises that apply concepts, and it concludes with an extensive bibliography. It will be of help to any faculty member embarking on a teaching and research career in higher education in the sciences.

Real-resumes for United States Postal Service Jobs


Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
ISBN: 9781885288431
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 223
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Sample resumes and forms filled out so that you will see the documents real people used to find employment in the postal service.

Seven Steps to a Successful Career

A Guide to Employability
Author: Lucinda Becker,Felicity Becker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473967856
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Are you a student thinking about the next steps in your career or study? Are you taking an employability module at university or are you just keen to learn more about how to get the job you want? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this book is for you! Clear, focused and strategic it is written as a series of FAQs and builds upon real student experiences. Designed to help the modern student it offers pragmatic, jargon-free advice which will help you to move forward into a successful job application or career change. Key features of the book include: Advice from current students, graduates and employers Exercises designed to provide a ‘quick fix’ when faced with challenges Checklists enabling you to record progress as you move through sections or tasks Practical steps you can take to sustain momentum as you move through your studies. This is an ideal guide to making the most of your skills, beating the competition and getting your ideal job! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!