Review of 2022 Goals

Continuing the tradition, my December post will summarize my year and review the goals I set at the beginning of the year. 2022 was full of transitions – My partner finished his residency in June and then the following month, we moved apartments. I celebrated 1 year at my new company, finished my 3-year term…

Dani’s Declassified Guide to Becoming a Professional Engineer 

Below I have broken down my high-level journey month by month to becoming a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. Please reach out with any questions as this is to help you with your own journey to becoming a PE!  Prior to October 2021: October 2021: November 2021: December 2021: January 2022: February 2022: March 2022: April…

Changing Jobs? Things to Keep In Mind When Making the Move

As I come up on almost my year anniversary at my 2nd job post graduation, I wanted to share a few things that I have learned through my first job transition in engineering. I put in my two weeks at my former job after I had already signed the contract for my next job. If…

What You Need to Know about The PE Exam (Updated for CBT)

This is the 2nd blog post in the Path to PE Licensure series! If you are looking to learn about the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, please see the following blog post linked below. The FE Exam is generally your first step in the process of becoming a professional licensed engineer and the PE Exam…

Dani’s Declassified Guide to Moving Apartments

This month’s blog post is about moving apartments. I have personally moved 7 times in the last 10 years to various apartments during college as well as the past few years as a young professional. I have learned a lot along the way and wanted to share these tips with you! Before Moving Go through…

Effective Time Management using the THOR Method

  Regardless of what field you choose, task management is going to be important to your role as an entry-level engineer.  Once you get the tasks, you then need to manage and prioritize these tasks to meet the expected deadlines. I definitely struggled with this my first year or so post-graduation, so I created a…

Dani’s Declassified Guide: Award Application Success and Resources

As someone who has been selected for several awards as both a student and now as an early career professional, I have learned a great deal about award applications. Below are six tips from my personal experience on individual award applications that I hope can help you! 1. Review Eligibility Criteria Requirements. There are so…