Career Development

A Look Inside Burns & Mac: Tony Schoenecker, Fire Protection Renaissance Man

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 20, 2017

Tony Schoenecker began his career as a mechanical engineer, but recognized his true calling when sprinkler system design became a part of his workload. He went back for a master’s degree in fire protection engineering and never looked back. Tony has played a major role in building Burns & McDonnell’s fire protection engineering team, developing […]

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5 Tips for Mastering Your Next Phone Interview

by Jen Parker June 13, 2017

There’s no denying that phone interviews can be awkward, but many companies still use them as an important first step in the hiring process. With more than 70,000 job applicants in 2016 alone, phone interviews are an effective screening tool for us to determine who we bring on-site for face-to-face interviews. Aside from the obvious, […]

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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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