Career Development

5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Engineers

by Kristen Svec March 23, 2017

A couple months ago I had the privilege of talking to a group of aspiring engineers at the Independence School District’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event. I left feeling inspired and hopeful about the future of women in engineering. I also started reflecting on my career as an engineer and how I got […]

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5 Career Resolutions for a Successful 2017

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 15, 2016

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost over — and as you start looking toward new year, it’s time to take a moment to focus on your career and how you can take your professional development to the next level in 2017. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about trying to eat healthier and finally making […]

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How to Avoid Common Resume Mistakes

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 13, 2016

Your resume is not only a succinct summary of your professional history and expertise. It’s also a critical part of your first impression with a prospective employer. That’s why it’s important to avoid common errors that could hinder your chances of getting hired. You have approximately 15 seconds to get your resume into the “keep […]

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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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