How To Overcome The Biggest Challenges Young Engineers Face Early In Their Career

I have been working in engineering for 5+ years.

Since starting as a engineering intern and working my way up to a project engineer, I have learned much about what it takes to solve some of the biggest problems people face in our industry.

They are a lot easier to solve than most people think. You just need to change how you’re thinking about them.

Here they are and how to solve them:

  1. The general public does not understand what we do: Most of our work goes unnoticed. Spend time sharing what you are working on online and networking outside your field of interest.
  2. We lack confidence in our skills: Engineering is complex, but we often take it for granted. We are intelligent people. The best way to internalize this mindset is by creating a feedback look. Share what you are learning with others and hear what they say.

See? That wasn’t so hard.



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Luis Duque

I am full-time bridge engineer looking to make the world a better place. I volunteer with Engineers Without Borders with projects in South and Central America.