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An Informed Career

Technical professionals make their mark on the future of healthcare.

By Anne Baye Ericksen

The U.S. government, through the Department of Energy (DOE), hosted the biannual Solar Decathlon in October 2009. 20 teams competed in 10 contests to determine which team designed, constructed, and operated the most attractive, energy-efficient solar-powered house.

It's Friday night and you want to grab a drink with some friends. But you also know that you should be looking for a job. Why not do both?

How to manage salary and benefit
conversations in the workplace.

Who says you have to be a well-seasoned professional to gain recognition for your contributions? Meet some young women engineers who started off their careers by creating names for themselves.

Think only high-tech companies employ graduates with your skills? Think again.

How to add a little luster when applying for a job.

Unusual interviews call for unique job-winning tactics

By failing to cultivate a professional relationship with their references, many graduating students undermine their chances to land a job, score a scholarship or gain acceptance to a graduate program.

The interview is the heart of the job application process, but the resume and correspondence will make the first and last impression

Energy producers seek to clean up their act while creating jobs and generating profits.

Opportunities for multiple disciplines

A dose of real life before you graduate

Engineers and IT professionals uncover compelling careers in the field of forensics

Soaring energy prices force manufacturers to reinvent

How to choose between job offers

Tips for tailoring MySpace and Facebook accounts during your job search a new job job fairs and conferences

Engineering's role in holding together this country's infrastructure.

The newest government agency relies on your technical expertise

Remember, you're interviewing them as much as they're interviewing you.

Biomedical engineers carve out a unique niche with innovative designs

Interview tips for engineers and computer scientists

A look at the road information technology has traveled.

A woman's guide to enlisting career support

What matters is what you do about them

As the U.S. attempts to cut back on foreign oil, nuclear energy gains in popularity. Could this be a career for you?

Make online networking work for you.

As you graduate and embark on your job search, you may assume that your interview experiences will be similar, but in reality your meetings with prospective employers might be drastically different. They can range from one-on-one conversations with recruiters at career fairs to sit-down meetings with human resources coordinators to informal informational interviews to group meetings. And that's not even the full range of possibilities! So how will you prepare for them all?

The realtor will tell you itís all about location, but there are many other factors to consider when deciding to relocate

Negotiating a fatter paycheck

How to answer everyone's least favorite interview question

Job search issues and strategies

Write your way to the top during the job search. Practical advice on cover letters, thank-you letter, letters of recommendation, list of references, job search emails, and letters of acceptance and decline.

Women in space exploration

Aging systems are creating a need for civil engineers

Professional licensing and certification can lead to a higher profile, more prosperous career.

Career fairs can be your first step to occupational success.

Where are the career opportunities for technical professionals in powering our future?

The hurricane was one for the record books, but it's how technical professionals are helping the region recover that makes for an even more interesting chapter.

For the most part, modesty is an admirable trait. But it's of little use during a job interview.

How to finance your advanced degree with loans and scholarships

A guide to employee benefits

Using email correctly in your job search will help you stand out from the crowd

Your resume is one of your most important initial job search tools. It is the key to getting an interview and opening the door to the job you want.

Accelerate your career in auto racing technology

International jobs can be your ticket to personal fulfillment and career success

Is Your Job Moving Overseas? Not all software engineering jobs are leaving the U.S.

Diversity Advocacy + Professional Association + You = Career Success

Engineering and science faculty face a challenging future

Getting to know your 401(k) plan

A day in the life of two aeronautical engineers.

Engineers score a career goal in the sports business

Five emerging hotspots where IT jobs are on the comeback... and you can live without breaking the bank

Programs for girls in science and engineering

Tech careers in the nonprofit sector

How creating a network of contacts can lead to success

Consolidate your loans so you can finally sleep at night

Job security is about to take on a whole new meaning...

Find out how these young engineers landed their ideal jobs

Three critical questions to answer

Deans at four prestigious HBCUs talk to GECC about diversity in the tech industry

In today's technical job market, graduates need to mix traditional
and modern job-search skills

While on-campus screening interviews are important, on-site visits are where jobs are won or lost.

Read your contract's fine print carefully-it could change your future

Read on to find out about some of the basic programs most career centers' offer. And then head to your on-campus office to speak with a counselor and find out how they can best help you.

How to deal with the stress of finding that perfect job

Tailoring realistic expectations

Digging Your Future: Is a career in mining engineering right for you?

Winning approaches to the job search for engineers with disabilities

Generations of women in engineering tell their stories

Deciding between two (or more) job offers

In informational interviews, you're the one asking the questions

How to write a skills-based resume and cover letter

Depending upon your fashion style, whether it is the latest trends for the club scene or merely college senior casual, a job interview may be cause for some drastic wardrobe augmentation.

Becomining an effective presenter

Searching for a job in a difficult economy

The federal government is on the lookout for minority professionals in science and technology

Find out how to pick a company that values diversity

Soft-sell strategies for negotiating a higher starting salary

Does company size really matter in a tough job market?

Tricks of the trade to make your career fair experience a success

From weeding you out to making you sweat

For guys, it's simpleóa suit and tie will do just fine in any situation. But for women, knowing what to wear to the interview can be more complicated than knowing the elements to the periodic table

You can make your dreams come true. Check out these cool jobs to see what it takes to turn them into a reality

How to Get Them/How to Manage Them

Profiles of two young engineers in the telecommunications industry

If you're looking for a rewarding career where others look up to you, you get entire summers off and there are more open jobs than candidates to fill them, look no further than teaching

Some popular engineering and technology-related quotation

Comfy? Making life more comfortable for others is the perfect way to make life more comfortable for yourself

Chances are, you will face an ethical dilemma sometime during your career. Hereís how to do the right thing.

Personal stories of people involved with the WTC disaster

More lives were saved than lost at ground zero September 11, 2001. Here's how the engineers, architects, and technicians did it