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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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 […]

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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, […]

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A Day in the Life: How Recruiters Use Social Media

by Mike Myers July 1, 2015

Social media and recruiting — yep, I’m at it again. I recently wrote about why social media should be a part of your job search strategy, detailing how recruiters rely on social media to find, research and hire candidates. Social media is an integral part of a recruiter’s workday, but what does that use actually […]

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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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10 Reasons We Love Our Interns

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 22, 2015

  Summer is always an exciting time around here, especially with the start of another great summer intern program. This year, we’re excited to welcome more than 200 interns from some of the top universities in the country. Every year we’re blown away by the amazing level of talent these interns have — so much […]

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