Networking and Professional 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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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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Tips for the Office Holiday Party Season

by Jen Parker December 2, 2015

’Tis the season for office holiday parties! Last year, 96 percent of companies planned a holiday party — the highest percentage in nearly 20 years. These events offer a wonderful opportunity to share a little seasonal cheer with colleagues — and gain exposure to higher-ups. But office parties come with their share of challenges. What should […]

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Benefits of Job Shadowing for STEM Careers

by Emily Rhoden July 30, 2015

Students learn so much by observing — and, if they’re lucky, participating in — the everyday activities of employees. Exposing students to the workplace through job shadowing has long been a commitment at Burns & McDonnell. We see how job shadowing changes a student’s perspective. A recent study showed students exposed to science, technology, engineering […]

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Job Search Etiquette: When You’re Contacted and Not Interested

by Mike Myers June 29, 2015

Picture this: Your phone dings. It’s an email from a recruiter reaching out about a job. You’re flattered, but not interested. How do you respond without eliminating future opportunities with the company? Whether it is a LinkedIn message, an email or even a phone call, you’ll likely be faced with this scenario at some point […]

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