Career Development

4 Tips to Building Your Personal Brand in College

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 5, 2016

One of the primary goals of college is to prepare you for your future career — and while you’re juggling coursework and campus involvement, this is also an ideal time to begin building your personal brand. Creating a strong personal brand not only helps boost your recognition among peers and prospective colleagues, it can better […]

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Look Inside Burns & Mac: David Meyers, Friend to Building Operations & Maintenance Teams

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team November 2, 2016

David Meyers is always thinking about how a building performs after it’s finished. How can he see that it operates exactly to its owner’s requirements, providing streamlined efficiency instead of operational headaches? For him — and an ever-increasing number of clients — the answer is commissioning. Commissioning is a quality-oriented process for enhancing the delivery […]

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A Day in the Life of a Wetland Delineator

by Bri Richards May 26, 2016

Bri Richards is a wetland scientist and delineator at Burns & McDonnell. She spends her days conducting wetland assessments and delineations, regulatory permitting, and mitigation monitoring. Here she shares a look into her day-to-day life as a wetland delineator. My Fitbit buzzes to inform me that I’ve achieved my 10,000 step-goal for the day. I […]

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A Look Inside Burns & Mac: Jerome Farquharson, Utility Cybersecurity Pioneer

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team May 17, 2016

When people ask Jerome Farquharson about his job, he sometimes jokes that he works for the FBI. And while he’s not really a G-Man, his career objective is similar. As a regional global practice manager responsible for cybersecurity and regulatory compliance in the utility space, he protects infrastructure networks from people who want to cause […]

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Career Perspective: Growing Into an Engineering Manager

by Wayne Keller March 29, 2016

Engineers are a peculiar bunch, there’s no doubt. (I can say that because I am one.) We see the world in a different light, deconstructing everyday existence into the parts and pieces that make it tick, and then putting it all back together in search of new, innovative ways to make things work. It’s a […]

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