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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Why You Should Have a Work Uniform

Getting dressed for work can be a real pain. How long do you stand in front of your closet deciding what to wear, wondering where your black pants are or trying to determine if an outfit is work appropriate? Do you ever get to work only to be uncomfortable in the outfit you chose? Your […]

Summer Internship 2018 Series 3 – Guide to Being an Awesome Intern

Congratulations! You are probably here because you just landed your first internship!  Way to go, those things are hard to get.  After the initial wave of excitement, you are probably starting to fill with questions. If you are still trying to find one, or have an interview check out my previous posts. Hopefully, your hiring manager […]

Summer Internship 2018 Series 1 – Career Fair Fun

Welcome to the Intern Series! Internships and co-ops are extremely important for gathering real-world experience.  There is a disconnect between what you learn in college and how it applies in a job setting.  Obtaining experience while in college does more than help you achieve full-time employment after you have your degree.  Think of it as […]

Almost Post-Grad – Searching for the Perfect Job

If you are searching high and low for your first “grown-up” job post-grad, I am glad you stopped by.  In this post, I am going to go over some important topics that don’t immediately come to mind the first time you are searching for full-time employment. This new adventure you are on is going to […]