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Retaining Student Engineers
Bucknell University and Parsons Brinckerhoff partnered to launch Engineering Success Alliance, a retention program aimed at keeping Bucknell students from under-resourced high school in engineering programs.
Early-career engineers need to create self-improvement strategies that boost their value as employees and increase their overall competitiveness in the job market. Key elements include learning all parts of the business, mastering customer relationships, understanding the upstream supply chain, taking professional-development courses, finding a coach, and seeking out new challenges.
According to an ASME survey, engineers are optimistic about their ability to meet global challenges over the next 10 to 20 years and expect to do so by working in increasingly interdisciplinary teams of professionals.