Career Path Options for Engineers

by Jordan Ott June 11, 2015

So, you’ve made the smart choice to be an engineer. (That’s not an editorial opinion; a recent study ranked median lifetime earnings by college major. Nine of the top 10 spots were engineering disciplines.) Whether you’re fresh out of college or are already in the field and looking for a change, many career options are […]

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Why Women are Leaving STEM Careers and What We Can Do to Change It

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 1, 2015

Despite an increasing focus, it’s still hard work to get girls and young women engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Girls lose interest in STEM topics at every educational stage. But the hard-fought battle doesn’t end once a woman earns a STEM degree and begins her career. Increasingly, women in the STEM workforce […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Intern Experience

by Julie Hoch May 29, 2015

An internship can be a transforming experience, especially if you work hard to make the most of it. You’ll develop your knowledge base, build your resume, and connect with peers and mentors. Think of being an intern as your first step in a long and fulfilling career. Your first full-time “real” job starts now. You’ve […]

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How a Great Elevator Speech Can Set a Candidate Apart

by Lauren Bertram May 20, 2015

The phrase “elevator speech” is probably familiar, though you may not know its origin. The term comes from the challenge of creating a clear and persuasive pitch for your dream prospect in the time it takes to go from the main floor of a building to the top. The elevator speech is a communications mainstay […]

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How to Prepare for your Summer Internship

by Matt Rosentreter May 12, 2015

It’s almost summertime, and there’s so much to look forward to — school’s out and experiential learning is in. That means it’s time to start getting ready for your summer internship. First of all, kudos! Landing an internship is hard work and an accomplishment to celebrate. You’re facing an amazing opportunity and want to make […]

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11 Power Words that Will Make Any Resume Stand Out

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team May 4, 2015

What’s the best way to understand which words make a resume shine? Dig through about 3 million resumes and see what terms the best ones have in common. That’s what jobs site ZipRecruiter did to better understand what recruiters are looking for in a resume. Eleven “power words” rose to the top. After all, when […]

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