STEM Education Pays Off for a Lifetime

by Emily Rhoden December 17, 2015

There’s no question STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education is the bridge to a brighter future for the next generation. In the past 10 years, jobs requiring STEM skills are grew at three times non-STEM jobs. Those with STEM jobs earn 26 percent higher wages than those in other fields. And the top 10 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

Celebrating Employee Ownership Month

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team October 9, 2015

It’s finally October, which means National Employee Ownership Month is officially underway! And for those who know us, you know we never pass up an opportunity to celebrate. But there’s a lot more to this month’s celebrations than food and fun. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan — or ESOP — defines who we are as […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

What It Takes to be a Project Manager

by Jordan Ott July 9, 2015

Project manager — the title alone sounds a bit intimidating. Juggling multiple projects at once, managing schedules and budgets, carrying responsibility for the outcome. It may not be an easy job, but it’s a fulfilling one. Project managers handle a wide variety of efforts related to a project’s successful delivery. But what exactly do they […]

Read the full article →

Planning a Vacation? Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed When You Return to Work

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team July 6, 2015

You’ve planned for months, packed for days and now you’re ready for your vacation. Time away from work and other responsibilities will be glorious! What’s not so magnificent? The stress you feel when catching up on work after a vacation spent sitting on the beach or sliding down the slopes. Retreats are meant for relaxing, […]

Read the full article →