In this episode of the Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview Amanda Huffman, a former Air Force civil engineer who was deployed to Afghanistan on a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), on how this experience helped her grow professionally. Also in this episode, for our Civil Engineering Project of the Week segment, we take a closer look at the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- About the critical importance—for both young and experienced ciivl engineers alike—of flexibility and communication skills in finding solutions in field projects and other real-world situations
- How to deal with project management and logistical challenges when working with different cultures in demanding situations
- How to develop your leadership abilities by stepping out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself
- “A life or death situation is going to really motivate you, push you to broaden your horizons.” – @Airman2mom #tcepodcast
- How can you manage challenging projects in demanding situations? Find out on the Civil Engineering Podcast Ep. 2 #tcepodcast
Links and Resources Mentioned on Episode
- The Engineering Career Coach Podcast Ep. 37 – 18 Characteristics that made John Roebling one of the Greatest Engineers of All Time – Part 1 of 2The Engineering Career Coach Podcast Ep. 38 – 18 Characteristics that made John Roebling one of the Greatest Engineers of All Time – Part 2 of 2
- Amanda Huffman, P.E. (airmantomom.com)
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
The Engineering Career Coach
Author of Engineer Your Own Success