My Top 5 Mechanical Engineering Resources

What do you do when you need help with an engineering problem? It can be difficult to find resources that are trustworthy to provide you with reliable information. Many times the things we are engineering are used by people, which means they also have the ability to be misused by people. That means that we need […]

Q&A I’m Engaged

I got engaged over the weekend, exciting right! Yes, yes it is. We went to Canada for a weekend trip to Banff National Park. The drive through the mountains was beautiful. And Banff (the town) was adorable. We had intended to go hike the trail that overlooks Lake Lousie but misinterpreted the amount of snow […]

How to Ace Your Yearly Performance Review

Performance review, the words still send shivers down my spine. Early in my career, I received a poor performance review and it stuck with me ever since. Side Note: if you aren’t familiar with employee evaluation scales the verbiage below might be a bit confusing. Below they are broken down into roughly what grade they are. […]

Should You Quit Your Job?

We all have those moments at work when we think “this is bullshit, why am I putting up with this?! I am quitting, right now!” Am I right? Then you remember that you have a cat or two that needs food and too many toys, rent to pay and payments auto withdrawing from your checking […]

How to Attending Your First Trade Show

When is the last time you attended a training event or trade show in your field?  If the answer is never, or not recently now is the time.  Attending trade shows, vendor events and training seminars are a great way to stay current in your field. Technology impacts every single job in the workforce today, […]

How to Cut Your Cell Phone Bill in Half!

Money. We are all trying to save it, right? I know I am, but what happens when you have nothing left in your budget to cut? The last few years my main financial focus has been to destroy my debt on my car and student loans. Over the years this mentality has pushed me in […]

Let’s Get Real, Q&A 03/13/18

Hello! This is the first Q&A post, I wanted these posts to be a little more informal.  I thought you might want to get to know me and my blog a bit better. Why start a blog? From a personal standpoint sometimes I have trouble expressing myself, or wording things in a way so my […]

A Complete Guide to Self-Care and Work

Are you ready to get real about self-care and work?  When most people hear self-care they are thinking about their personal lives, not their work lives.  Of our waking hours, 35% is spent at work each week.  I don’t know about you but making that 35% the best it can be is important! How often […]

Summer Internship 2018 Series 4 – Ultimate Guide to Communication

Welcome to the Intern Series 4th post!  Here is more on the communication skills that will help you be successful as an intern.  These attributes never go out of style. Communication is key in companies large and small.  Take the time to evaluate your communication skills. If your social skills are lacking a little, don’t worry […]