August 18, 2008

Book Review - Career Success in Engineering

Today, successful engineers must balance the theoretical and technical information learned in school with practical skills such as project management, leadership and teamwork, professional ethics, continuing education, and professional growth. This book designed for engineering students and early career professionals offers practical advice for selecting a career path and getting a job. Once employed, it provides guidance on professional responsibilities, communication skills required on the job, and background on financial issues that affect design and construction projects. Licensing, continuing education, and professional development activities are discussed, placed in the context of career advancement. The final chapter collects information about project management, teamwork, legal and regulatory issues, codes and standards, and contracts that will be constant themes in the working life of a practicing engineer.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Career Success in Engineering: A Guide for Students and New Professionals
Bernard R. Berson and Douglas E. Benner
TA 157 .B447 2007