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Engineering our Future: Empowering Engineers to Become Leaders Podcast

Engineering our Future: Empowering Engineers to Become Leaders Podcast

By Luis Duque
Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/engourfuture/subscribe Luis Duque from Engineering our Future provides meaningful and educational conversations with some of the best and brightest engineers and professionals around the world so you can stay ahead of the curve in your career. Learn what the best engineers are working on, creating, and teaching so you can develop the skills needed to maintain your role as a key member of society. Since 2018, Luis has been volunteering, working, and creating content that has inspired and empowered thousands of people. His career experience is broad for his relatively few years out of school.
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079 // Mindfulness for Engineers with Elyssa Dixon
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/079 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Zencastr: https://zen.ai/engineeringourfuture Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my career coaching services - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/coaching Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues have been around for some time. And the last couple of years haven’t made this scenario any better. So today, Elyssa Dixon from fleeceandforests jumps on the show to discuss an alternative, easy way to deal with this situation. What You’ll Learn: What mindfulness is all about Elyssa's path into mindfulness practices — and why she focuses on helping engineers Science-backed effects of mindfulness on your body & mind How mindfulness can give you the additional skills you need in your engineering job Potential tools you can explore to help you with mental health struggles How to get started with mindfulness practices today Elyssa's mindfulness resources to help you in your personal and professional life Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
33:32
May 18, 2022
078 // How to Get Back on Track With Your Goals
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/078 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Zencastr: Go to https://zen.ai/engineeringourfuture and get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my career coaching services - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/coaching Everybody has already gone off track when it comes to their goals. But the good news is, you can get back on track! Today, Nicolai Oliden from Engineering You jumps back on the show to discuss the strategies you can use to effectively set, assess, and accomplish your goals. What You’ll Learn: Nicolai's early experiences setting goals incorrectly — and how he finally “got it” The #1 mistake you make when setting your goals that lead you to fail The two different types of goals you didn’t know you have Strategies Luis and Nicolai personally use to get back on track with their goals Nicolai’s routine approach to goal-setting that can help you accomplish yours How to effectively (and sustainably) go for your big goals What’s the “Perfect Week” concept? The problem with setting goals at work — and how you should go about it Why time is not the only resource you should consider when setting goals The importance of the “Why” behind your goals Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
35:29
May 11, 2022
077 // The Power of Education in Our Career with Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/077 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE Preparation course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse Today, Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed, the Chief Academic Officer for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), talks about the current state of engineering education — and what it looks like for future engineers. What You’ll Learn: Where current engineering education falls short What the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is all about 2 ways ASEE differs from other engineering organizations to advance the profession ASEE's impact on engineering education on the national level Liberal Arts vs Professional degrees: why engineers need both The 3 components of engineering education — and how they play out together Why engineers should be lifelong learners How education powers diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in engineering Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
48:36
April 20, 2022
076 // Finding Alternative Career Paths with Lindsay O'Leary
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/076 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE Preparation course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse Are you considering a career switch? Then this episode presents an alternative most people don’t even think of. Today, ASCE’s Director of Technical Advancement, Lindsay O’Leary, reveals how working in the non-profit sector can be a great career move for engineers. What You’ll Learn: Lindsay’s civil engineering background and her current work at ASCE How to get into the non-profit sector (+ the biggest challenge you’ll face) Why engineers should get involved with professional organizations The many job opportunities in the non-profit sector (including technical roles) How ASCE and other organizations help advance your career and the profession Lindsay's day-to-day life as an ASCE staff member The hard work behind ASCE’s codes and standards (and those who create them) Lindsay’s two pieces of advice for a successful career Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
36:47
April 13, 2022
075 // How to Advance in Our Careers While Finding Career Fulfillment With Peter Atherton
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/075 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE Preparation course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse From technical engineer to principal to major owner to entrepreneur, Peter Atherton is the living proof your career doesn't need to follow a "common" path for you to be making progress. As you grow and expose yourself to new things, your "seasons" change — and there's no problem in redirecting your professional goals and interests accordingly. What You’ll Learn: Peter's "uncommon" steps to a fulfilling career The power of seasons and why you should embrace yours at any given moment Why you should forget the "Technical vs Managerial Role" debate The importance of learning from bad role models (yeah...you read it right) The key to professional success for young engineers How to realistically measure your professional growth How to find the career path you want to head down The only trait you need to develop new skills to apply at work How companies benefit from helping their people develop new skills How to independently develop skills outside of work (and why you should!) The entrepreneurial and managerial mindsets Peter's advice for engineers building their careers Why you should have a "To-be List" just as you have a “To-do List” Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
57:33
April 06, 2022
074 // From Engineer to Leader with Pat Sweet
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/074 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE Preparation course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse Many engineers end up in leadership roles at some point in their careers, whether or not they know the basics of it. Today, Pat Sweet from the Engineering and Leadership Project jumps on the show to help you make this transition and become the leader people will follow. What You’ll Learn: What the Engineering and Leadership Project is All about (and How It Can Help You) What Leadership is and Why Leaders are Important in Any Industry The Real Difference Between Leadership and Management… …And Why Anyone Can Be a Leader Without Even Being a Manager How Pat Practiced His Skills Before Even Getting a Leadership Role The Best Way Young Engineers Can Develop Leadership Skills Outside of the Office The Biggest Change That Happens When You Transition into Leadership The #1 Challenge Highly Technical People Face When They Move into Leadership The Ultimate Measure of Success You’re Probably Neglecting Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable as a Part-Time or Full-Time Solopreneur Time Management Tips for Solopreneurs Top Two Things to Remember about Transitioning into Leadership Pat’s All-Time Favorite Resources to Become a Great Leader Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
41:34
March 30, 2022
073 // How to Improve Your Communication as an Engineer With Neil Thompson
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/073 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE Preparation course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse Don't neglect it! Your STEM career depends just as much on your communication skills as it does on your technical expertise. Today, Teach the Geek’s founder Neil Thompson teaches you HOW to communicate effectively to non-technical folks, and WHY it can skyrocket your career! What You’ll Learn: Neil’s Own Struggles with Public Speaking You’ll Definitely Relate to The Biggest Communication Issue for Every Engineer in Technical Roles Why It’s of Your Own Interest to Be a Better Communicator and Speaker The Number One Challenge Engineers Face When Developing These Skills Four Different Ways You Can Easily Improve Your Communication Skills The Aspects That Make an Outstanding Presentation You Probably Neglect Four Steps to Correctly Prepare and Give a World-Class Presentation The Career Benefits of Good Communication for Engineers Effective Resources to Learn Communication and Public Speaking Skills…. …And the Key to Getting Better at Them Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
29:28
March 23, 2022
072 // What Is a Coach and How It Can Take You to the Next Level with Nicolai Oliden
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/072 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse Most people know Lebron James, but very few know Mike Mancias — Lebron’s personal athletic coach for over 14 years. So today, Nicolai Oliden jumps on the podcast to discuss the positive impact that working with a coach can have on your life, whether that’s regarding your health, your career, your money, etc. What You’ll Learn: Nicolai's Experience with Mentors and Coaches How His Own Bad Financial Situation Got Him Started With EngineeringYOU The Difference Between a Mentor and a Coach Why You Should Have a Coach Outside of the Office How to Know When You Need a Coach: Two Situations in Which You Need One Different Areas of Life for Which You Can Find a Coach The Importance of Having a Coach (And Why Top Athletes Do) Group Coaching vs One-on-One Coaching The No. 1 Thing to Get the Most Out of Your Coaching Sessions What to Do Before Choosing a Coach Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
45:31
March 16, 2022
071 // The Intersection Between Arts and STEM with Dr. Nehemiah Mabry
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/071 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse Today, Dr. Nehemiah Mabry jumps back on the show to elaborate on how you can benefit from creating content online documenting your experiences in STEM.  Because, at the end of the day, the basic problem of different forms of art and engineering is the same. What You’ll Learn: The Importance of an Online Presence for Professionals in Today’s World Three Reasons Why You Should Start Creating and Sharing Content Online Connections Between Arts and Engineering How You Can Start Creating Content (and Why) Three Ways Dr. Nehemiah Mabry Uses to Come up With Content for STEMedia Why You Should Stop Overthinking about Creating Content The Most Important Skill You Should Develop (And How Content Creation Helps With it) Differences and Similarities Between Technical Worker and Content Creator Dr. Nehemiah's #1 Thing He Would’ve Done Differently (and Why You Should Do It NOW) What You Should Do If You Do NOT Know What You Want for the Future Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
42:07
March 09, 2022
070 // 10 Strategies for a Successful First Year at Work
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/070 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Check out my FREE PE course - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pecourse The first year at a new job is the hardest. Whether you’re switching jobs or going into your first job ever, you need to understand what can really make you successful at this new phase. Therefore, this episode lays out 10 strategies you should use to make a good first impression during that first year. What You’ll Learn: The Myths & Facts About Your First Year at Work 10 Actionable Strategies to Be Successful at a Brand New Job Going from College to an Office Environment (and the Changes That Come With It) One Trait and One Habit New Hires and Recent Grads Should Show in Their First Year How New Grads Should Manage the Demands of the Working World What New Employees Must Start Developing in the Workplace from Day One How to Get to Know the ‘Hidden’ Benefits Your Company Offers The Importance of Mastering the Basics of Personal Finance in the Early Years. Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
19:39
March 02, 2022
069 // Why Engineering Companies NEED to Invest in Their Employees Development with Anthony Fasano
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/069 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Gone are the days of employees simply searching for a higher salary or a better-sounding title. In this day and age, what employees really want is a company that supports their vision for their career and helps their personal and professional growth. Today, Anthony Fasano, the founder of the Engineering Management Institute, lays out the many reasons why it’s more critical than ever before for companies to invest in their employees’ development. And that’s not just regarding their technical skills. What You’ll Learn: Anthony's Background and How He Got Into Management & Leadership What He Did to Start Developing His Own Soft Skills A Request From His Boss That Made Him Realize the Industry’s Need for EMI Why Leadership and Management Skills are Important For Every Engineer How Companies Can Help Their Engineers Develop Soft Skills — And Why The Importance of Formal Corporate Mentoring Programs for Young Engineers… …And Why Most Companies That Pride Themselves on Having Them Do It Wrong. How Firms Can Set up Effective Mentoring Programs Independent of Company Size The Many Ways Internal Mentoring and Development Programs Benefit the Company Employees’ Wants Changed: From Salary and Title to Career Growth and Flexibility. 4 Things Engineers Can Do to Learn Soft Skills, Even Without a Mentoring Program Why You Need Networking — And How Anthony Unconventionally Used It to Get a Job 2 Reasons Why Volunteering Can Help Professionals Excel at Their Technical Work Why Engaging Their Staff in Corporate Initiatives is Well Worth the Investment The #1 Thing Your Should Do in College to Set Yourself up for Success in Your Career Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
43:24
February 23, 2022
068 // Mental Health with Gina Moreno
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/068 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Coming from a hispanic household all the way to a full-time program manager role at Microsoft is definitely not easy. And when you consider that only 2% of the people in tech are women, it gets even more challenging. These life achievements, however, can come along with their own sets of personal and mental struggles. Today, Gina Moreno elaborates on her life story and struggles as a Latina and first-generation college graduate making the transition from school to the corporate tech world. What You’ll Learn: Gina’s Story as a First Generation American and College Graduate Her Experience Being Active on Social — And the Challenges That Come With It The Two Sides of Social Media: The Consumer’s and the Creator’s Point of View Why Creating Content on a Topic Also Has to Please You, Not Only Your Audience Gina's Struggles Being a Latina in the Male-Dominated Tech Industry The Biggest Challenge for Latinos in the US: The Latino vs. American Cultural Values The Difficult Transition From Student to Professional That’s Often Taken for Granted The Challenges She Faced as a New Grad Entering the Corporate World Why Employers Should Have Support Systems to Help Their Employees… …And Why It’s Also Your Own Responsibility to Go After It If Your Employer Doesn't. Society's Wrong Approach to Mental Health Issues — And the #1 Thing to Do Instead Four Different Ways to Find Support to Overcome Mental Health Issues Non-Technical Things You Can Do on Your Own When Your Mental Health is Declining How to Identify Your “Triggers” That Let You Know Your Mental Health is Slipping How Can We Continue Engineering Our Future? Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
40:12
February 16, 2022
067 // Mom, First Generation Student, and PhD Student with Fernanda Sulantay
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/067 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Many examples of hispanics who came to the US and thrived after facing lots of cultural barriers have already been featured on this show. And today’s guest, Fernanda Sulantay, a woman engineer and mother of two pursuing her PhD, also deserves a special spot among them. What You’ll Learn: Fernanda's Story as an Immigrant Coming into the US for more Life Opportunities How Practical Projects in College Can Give You the Hands-on Experience You Need How She Got into Academic Research at Princeton University under the REU Program The Benefits of a Community College People Overlook — And Why It’s a Great Option A Financial Aid Resource That Can Cover All (or a Huge Part of) Your Education Costs The Challenges First Generation Students Have to Overcome on Their Own… …And the Best Ways for them to Overcome These Challenges. Dealing With Cultural Differences in School and Work (Even if You're not an Immigrant) How to Balance Life Responsibilities as an Engineer and Mother of Two Pursuing a PhD Getting Accepted for a PhD Program in Chemical Engineering at Yale University How to Handle Universities’ Lack of Support for Moms Going Through Grad School How to Make Important Decisions Regarding Work, Education, and Life Why Mental Health Matters — And How It Can Increase Your Productivity Fernanda’s Social Media Content Creation on Instagram Inspiring Other Engineers There’s No Set Deadlines in Life: Focus on What Matters to You, And on Your Own Time Fernanda's #1 Life Advice Regardless of Your Age Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
46:04
February 09, 2022
066 // Why Everyone Needs to Have a Family Board Meeting with Callie Duque
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/066 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners You all know what happens at the end of each year: people get excited about the new cycle and make lots of New Year’s resolutions. Even though these are necessary, they should not be the only thing you do. Enters the concept of annual family board meetings. Luis and Callie have been doing it since 2020. And today, not only do they explain what it is, but they also elaborate on how they structured their own family board meeting at the end of 2021 so you can emulate it and adapt it according to your own needs and desires. Whether or not you have children or even a significant other. What You’ll Learn: What’s a Family Board Meeting? And Why is it Important? How an Annual Family Board Meeting Can Complement Your Shorter Review Cycles How You Can Structure Your Own Board Meeting Why You Don’t Need to Have Kids or Even a Partner to Hold These Meetings The Main Categories Worth Covering During the Board Meeting Some Prompts for Each Category That You Can Use to Guide You Why You Should Probably Start the Meeting by Envisioning Your Desired Future… …And Why You Should End It by Talking About Money The Importance of Having Some “Me-Time” Alone for Yourself Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
40:40
February 02, 2022
065 // Practice This Before Your Annual Review
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/065     Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife   Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Even though it may come with different names, an annual review is the action of taking a step back to look at the progress you’ve made so far. This brings you awareness of where you’re currently at, and helps you determine where you want to go in the future. However, there’s a catch. And that is that most people do it wrong. Today’s episode will solve this problem for you. You’ll not only learn how to correctly do these annual performance reviews, both in your personal and professional life, but you’ll also learn some processes already in place that you can simply emulate and adapt to your specific needs. What You’ll Learn: Why a Review Process is Important in Your Career and Life What Your Personal Review Process May Look Like Jeff's Personal Review Process You Can Emulate and Adapt The Two Different Types of Goals: Habit vs. Achievement One Personal Progress Review Tool You Didn't Know About Focusing on the "Gap" vs. Focusing on the "Gains" — And Why it Matters Why the Key to Goal-Setting is not the Goals, But the Systems and the Growth What Young Engineers Should Know About Corporate Performance Reviews How Corporate Performance Reviews are Different for Those in Leadership Roles Why a Performance Review Should Also Analyze the Performance of the Company The Importance of More Frequent Check-ins With Employees Why You Should Make Your Career Goals Within the Company Evident The Power of Mentors Both Inside and Outside Your Company The Difference Between a Mentor and a Coach Tools to Get Mentorship and Career Coaching — Including One You’re Overlooking A Resource With the Right Questions to Ask a Mentor What You Need to Help You With the Career Change You've Been Eyeing The Habit of Reading Books — And Jeff's 2021 Favorites Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
46:53
January 26, 2022
064 // What’s New in 2022 - Developing Systems to Achieve Goals
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/064 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners With the new year comes new aspirations, news plans, and of course, new goals. However, if you truly want to achieve any of your goals, you have to stop focusing on them. Yes…you read that right. Instead, you should focus on two main things. This episode lays out how Luis looked back on his personal growth in 2021 to achieve his own goals, and how you can do the same to correctly assess yours (which matters more than the goals themselves). In addition, he makes two huge announcements for 2022 that will directly benefit you, your life, and your career. What You’ll Learn: How to Effectively Look Back on Any Previous Year and Plan Better for the Next What is the Growth Mindset Concept? Why Your Personal Growth Over the Year is More Important Than Specific Numbers Systems: One Crucial Aspect of Your Goal-Setting Process You’re Neglecting The Importance of Prioritizing the Time You Have—And the Tasks You Spend It on Two Big Announcements for This New Year That Will Directly Benefit YOU Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
17:56
January 19, 2022
Re-run: 054 // Launching Hispanics Towards Success with Andrea Martin
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/054  Check out the Engineers Gift Guide: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/giftguide Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible:  PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare  Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners  Have you ever wanted to pursue something bigger than what you already have? Maybe it’s that job promotion you’ve always wanted or even a total career shift to go after something else. In our third episode celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, you’ll learn from Andrea Martin, a Latina engineer who did both, and now helps you do the same―both in your career and personal life. What You’ll Learn: Andrea's Difficult Transition from Peru to the US How She Started Her Business While on Maternity Leave Why Most People Don’t Take the Time to Plan Their Next Steps Why You Should Focus on The Person You Want to Be; Not the Goal Itself Why Your Beliefs About Yourself May Prevent You From Achieving Your Goals Habits That Allowed Her to Grow Her Business While Working Full-Time and With Kids The Time Management Technique She Uses to Map Out Her Days Why You Should Start the Day Taking Care of Yourself First Why Communication With Whoever You Live With is Essential The #1 Thing Students Need to Pursue Bigger Professional Goals How Hispanics Can Overcome Mental Barriers to Achievements Comparisons on Social Media: How Can You Better Deal With it? Her Struggles When Transitioning from Engineering to Business Why You Need to be Aware of Some Cultural Values That are Imposed on You The Reason You Should Always Tell People the “What”, But Also Explain the “Why” Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/TwitterLinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedInFacebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/FacebookYouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
53:49
December 22, 2021
Re-run: 039 // Why Taking the PE Exam Made Me a Better Engineer
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/039 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible  PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare I just want to begin this post by saying that no matter what the outcome of the exam, you are still a great engineer. I have been stressing over this exam for years leading to the actual exam (and a lot more the months and weeks before) but the reality is that no matter the outcome, I will still work as an engineer. I know of many people who have not passed their first try and they are still great engineers. Don’t stress about it. I am planning to release a few more podcast episodes about this topic in the future but this one is just a broad overview of my experience preparing and taking the PE exam. It was definitively not an easy exam but if you prepare the right way, you will set yourself up for success. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about the exam. What you will learn in this episode What I did to study for the PE exam Advice on what to do before the exam Preparation for the day before the exam Tips on taking the exam Resources Civil Engineering Reference Manual Structural Engineering Reference Manual PPI Courses for the PE exam PE Structural Notes Music by Jack WindersIntro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusicFollow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
37:45
December 16, 2021
Re-run: 024 // Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset Will Make You a Better Engineer with Stephanie Slocum
Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/024 Connect with me via the newsletter at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/newsletter Check out the Engineers Gift Guide at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/giftguide Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible:  PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife  Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Are you an engineer who thinks technical knowledge is all you need to advance in your career? In this episode of the Engineering our Future podcast, I talk to Stephanie Slocum about engineering, entrepreneurship, and much more. As engineers, we do much more than crunch numbers for 8 hours a day. This podcast episode will give you a different perspective from someone who spent 15 years practicing structural engineering, wrote a book, and started her own business to help women in STEM have fulfilling careers. Music by Jack Winders  Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me  Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
01:04:11
December 08, 2021
063 // Making the Most Out of Your Morning and Evening Routine
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/063 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Your achievements in life are dictated by the things you accomplish during the day. The problem? If you’re neither mentally nor physically ready to put in the work, you’ll fall short. That’s when a morning and evening routine comes into play. Today, you’ll zoom in on what Luis does to get ready and active in the morning, and calm down and unwind in the evening. You’ll learn what has and hasn’t worked for him, as well as some of the best recommendations for what you should definitely try to include in your morning and evening routines. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: The Importance of a Morning and Evening Routine The Secret to Creating a Routine That Works for YOU What Most People Do Wrong When Creating Their Morning and Evening Routines Why You’ll Have to Keep Updating Your Routines Over Time How Morning Routines Differ for an Introvert and an Extrovert Luis’s Morning Routine: What Has and Has not Worked Luis’s Struggle to Create an Evening Routine That Worked The iOS Feature Helping Him Go to Bed on Time―And Fall Asleep The #1 Thing You Should Definitely Try to Include in Your Morning Routine Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
17:42
December 01, 2021
062 // Supporting Women in STEM with Paulina Castrellon
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/062 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners As a first generation latina in the US, Paulina Castrellon has overcome lots of industry challenges and lack of support from her own loved ones since the moment she decided to go for a career in STEM. Despite all the discouragement and negative words thrown at her, she knew it would be worth it. What You’ll Learn: Paulina’s Inspiring Life Story as a First Generation Latina in the US The Challenges She Faced Getting into STEM―And Her #1 Lesson Learned from Them Why People Often Discourage Women That Want to Pursue Careers in STEM The Benefits of Women Working With Other Women Advice For Young Women Suffering from Impostor Syndrome―And How to Overcome It The Best Way for Women to Get into STEM Fields How Men Can―And Should―Help Increase the Number of Women in STEM How Can We Make STEM Look Interesting to Young People? What Environmental Health and Safety Engineers Do―And Why You Need Them Why This Career is a Great Choice for the Hands-On Engineers Out There How Occupational Health Has Gained Importance Over the Years Big Dreams are What Make an Engineer. But How Do You Make Them Achievable? How Innovation Will Allow Us to Continue Engineering Our Future Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
49:14
November 24, 2021
061 // My Struggles with Mental Health
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/061 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Even though the pandemic has completely made things worse, mental health issues have always been around. At some point, we all experience some sort of mental struggle or anxiety disorder. Yet most people still avoid talking about it. Why? Because it’s often regarded as a weakness instead of a situation we need to deal with. Today, however, you’ll learn that you're not alone. Luis shares his life-long struggles with mental health issues that started way back in middle school, but that still persist to this date. He shares the red flags and symptoms he suffers from, the things he’s implemented to help him handle the situation, and the resources he’s been using and heard good things about that can help you too. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Why Most People Don’t Talk About Their Mental Health Issues How People Often Deal With Their Mental Health Problems―And Why It’s Wrong What is the Right Way to Go About Your Mental Struggles or Anxiety Disorder? A Silver Lining: How These Tough Times Can Help Shape a Better Version of Yourself Surprising Mental Health Stats That Will Get You Worried About Yours Luis’s Red Flags and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems 7 Things He Does to Help Him With His Struggles―And How They Can Help You Too Highly-Recommended Resources to Help You Navigate These Tough Times The #1 Takeaway From This Episode, If You Only Take One Thing With You Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
24:54
November 17, 2021
060 // Empowering Women to Thrive in STEM with Kate Gunderson
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/060 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners In a previous episode, you learned that there are many roles at NASA and its contractors that don't require you to be a “rocket scientist”. However, if you do have an aerospace engineering degree or background, there’s probably a position for you as well. In this episode, you’ll hear from Kate Gunderson, the woman from a small town who got one of these positions herself. What You’ll Learn: How She Got Her Dream Job at NASA Even Though She’s Been Told She Couldn’t Do It Why Her Desire to Work at NASA Led Her to Pursue an Engineering Degree How She Managed to Go From a Small Town to Being Accepted into Renowned Schools The Work She’s Been Doing in the Aircraft Operations Division Since 2018 What a Flight Science Officer Does―And What You Need to Become One How She Applies Her Structural Engineering Education to NASA’s Aircrafts Why She Started Her Famous Instagram Account Helping Women Thrive in STEM The #1 Challenge She’s Faced in Her Career That You Need to Be Aware of. Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
24:45
November 10, 2021
059 // Seven Reasons Why Volunteering is Important for Your Career
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/059 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Engineers have the technical expertise to make big changes in society and help many communities that may lack some basic needs. In today’s episode, you’ll learn why you should volunteer, as well as the many ways you can benefit from it. It’s not complicated to get started. Nor does it need to be fancy. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Seven Benefits of Volunteering That Help With Other Areas of Your Life Four Super Easy Ways to Find Volunteering Opportunities Different Types of Volunteering Work―And Why It’s Simpler Than You Think Why Should You Do it? How Volunteering Makes You Feel Like You Have More Time―Even If You Don’t The Important Skills You’ll Develop While Volunteering How It Helps You Sharpen Your Mind and Body How You’ll Grow as a Person If You Volunteer Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
18:25
November 03, 2021
058 // Learning about the Future of Licensure in Engineering
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/058 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Professional licensure is your passport to a professional career. It not only allows you to add initials after your name (PE, SE, etc.), but it’s also a step forward in your professional life. Today, you’ll sit in the first row and learn about the path to licensure for civil engineers, whether you want to be a PE, SE, or even if you’re an international student coming into the US after college. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Andrea’s Work at NCEES Developing the Professional Exams You Take Chun’s Position and Job at the SEI Licensure Committee Three Reasons Why You Should Get Your Professional License The Difference Between the PE and SE Licenses---And Why You Should Care How Do You Get the SE License? Do You Need the PE License First? Are There any States That Allow You to Sit for the SE Exam Before Taking the PE? What Should You Do to Determine Which License You’ll Need? How Exam Decoupling Really Works What Areas of Practice Usually Require the SE License as a Minimum? Insights on the PE Exam Going CBT Next Year---And Why the SE Exam is Next How to Prepare for the SE Exam When it Switches to CBT What is the Structural Engineering Licensing Coalition? What are the Basic Requirements to a Professional License? How Can International Students Get Licensure in the US? Do You Need to Take the PE Again if You Want---or Need---to Practice in Another State? The Importance of Continuing Education (PDHs) to Your Competence as an Engineer What to Do If You Can’t Find Enough People to Sign Your Professional Reference When Applying for Licensure? Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
59:09
October 27, 2021
057 // The Real Difference Between Leadership and Management
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/057 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners As an engineer, you already possess the traits to become a successful manager. But being a true leader is a matter of having certain skills and traits that go beyond those of a manager. And since no engineer is taught that in school, it’s up to you to go after that knowledge. Today’s episode will give you a great starting point. Luis lists some of the key traits of a true leader, dissects the best strategies you can use to learn about real leadership, and how you can effectively start applying this knowledge at your workplace to take your career to the next level. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Why Higher-Ranked Positions Do NOT Always Mean Good Leadership Skills The Real Difference Between a Leader and a Manager 5 Crucial Skills an Engineer Needs to Become a Great Leader Leadership Traits and Skills of a True Leader―And How to Spot One The Traits of Manager How Entrepreneurial Skills Can Help Engineers in Their Careers The “Engineers are Introverts” Stereotype is Not Necessarily True The Transition From a Technical Engineer to a Leader at an Organization The Best Ways to Learn These Leadership Skills―And How to Apply Them Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
20:54
October 20, 2021
056 // Lessons from Hispanics in STEM
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/056 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Throughout this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, you’ve learned a lot from different latinos and latinas in STEM. These hispanics are not only doing amazing work in their own areas, but also empowering and helping other hispanic professionals in the field. In this “miniseries finale”, you'll learn the biggest takeaways from each one of the episodes celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: A SEI Live Event Happening Today at 10:30 a.m. (MT) You Cannot Miss! How Girls in Civil is Helping Hispanic Women in STEM Girls in Civil’s #1 Piece of Advice for You if You Truly Want Something in Life Why You Should Always Go After Something Bigger in Your Career Why Taking Care of Yourself First, According to Andrea Martin The Power of Morning Routines―And Why You Should Have One The Prioritization Question You Need to Ask Yourself Every Day Andrea’s Advice on How Hispanics Can Break Free from Diminishing Themselves The Ugly Side of Achievement with Joan Melendez Why Your Degree Doesn’t Define Your Career―And How You Can Change Paths Joan Explains Why Space Exploration is Beneficial―And How Much it Really Costs Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
20:32
October 13, 2021
055 // Becoming a NASA Engineer with Joan Melendez Misner
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/055 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners With all the space travel and exploration missions currently going on, you’ve probably wondered what it takes to work on some of them. However, if you’re not an aerospace engineer, you may be skeptical about this since you don’t have the “required” credentials. If that’s the case, this episode brings you good news. Today, Latina engineer Joan Melendez Misner elaborates on how her career progressed until she finally got her dream job at NASA after 13 failed attempts. With a chemical engineering background, she explains the many other roles available at NASA and its subcontractors that don’t require you to be a rocket scientist to work on space exploration. In addition, she lays out the steps you can take to change career paths and get into the space sector, or any other sector, regardless of your degree. What You’ll Learn: Her Work Experience in the Aviation Industry―And How It Helps Her at NASA How NASA Socials Allowed Her to Network With and Learn From NASA Engineers How She Managed to Get Her Job at NASA After 13 Failed Attempts What She Did After Each Rejection That Allowed Her to Succeed Later on Pandemic-Related Challenges She Faced Right After Joining NASA Joan's Past and Current Missions at NASA One of Her Life Principles: “Network to get work” Do You Need to Be a Rocket Scientist to Work at NASA? Roles Available at NASA and its Subcontractors You Didn’t Know You Could Get How She Uses Her Chemical Engineering Background at NASA Your Degree Doesn’t Define You. You Willingness to Learn Does. How You Can Switch Career Paths if You Want to―Regardless of Your Degree Why Do Countries Spend Billions of Dollars to Send Things into Space? The Unnoticed Benefits Society Gets From the Space Sector Her All-Time Favorite Moments and Tasks as a NASA Engineer Her Struggles as a Hispanic Woman Engineer Why She Started Her Highly Successful Instagram Page With 40k+ Followers Her Top Two Tips on How to Pursue a Career in STEM―And Succeed Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter
42:59
October 06, 2021
054 // Launching Hispanics Towards Success with Andrea Martin
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/054 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Have you ever wanted to pursue something bigger than what you already have? Maybe it’s that job promotion you’ve always wanted, or even a total career shift to go after something else. In our third episode celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, you’ll learn from Andrea Martin, a latina engineer who did both, and now helps you do the same―both in your career and personal life. What You’ll Learn: Andrea's Difficult Transition from Peru to the US How She Started Her Business While in Maternity Leave Why Most People Don’t Take the Time to Plan Their Next Steps Why You Should Focus on The Person You Want to Be; Not the Goal Itself Why Your Beliefs About Yourself May Prevent You From Achieving Your Goals Habits That Allowed Her to Grow Her Business While Working Full-Time and With Kids The Time Management Technique She Uses to Map Out Her Days Why You Should Start the Day Taking Care of Yourself First Why Communication With Whoever You Live With is Essential The #1 Thing Students Need to Pursue Bigger Professional Goals How Hispanics Can Overcome Mental Barriers to Achievements Comparisons on Social Media: How Can You Better Deal With it? Her Struggles When Transitioning from Engineering to Business Why You Need to be Aware of Some Cultural Values That are Imposed on You The Reason You Should Always Tell People the “What”, But Also Explain the “Why” Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
52:48
September 29, 2021
053 // Creating a Community for Hispanics in STEM with Girls in Civil
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/053 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners If you’ve listened to our last episode, you know that women are still underrepresented in STEM, and hispanics make up no more than 8% of the people in such fields. Today, the second episode celebrating this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, you’ll learn from a group of latina engineers working to change this scenario for the better. What You’ll Learn: What is Girls in Civil All About? The Exciting―But Difficult―Transition From Puerto Rico to the US How They Found Other Hispanics to Interact With How Latinos’ Resilience Can Help Them in Their Careers Why Latinos Should Embrace Their Hispanic Background Why Diversity in STEM Guarantees More Inclusive Solutions How Girls in Civil is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month―And How You Can Join The Top 3 Books They Recommend to Help You With Your Career and Life Their #1 Advice for Other Women in STEM The Power of Mentors―Even if It’s Online How We Can Continue Engineering Our Future Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
32:43
September 22, 2021
052 // Hispanic Heritage Month and What it Means to be a Latino in STEM
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/052 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Today, September 15th, marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture, stories, and contributions of Latin-American citizens. Even though there’s a lot to celebrate, we still have a long way to go as hispanics are still underrepresented in many different areas, including STEM. According to a report by the Student Research Foundation, hispanics are only 25% of the US student population. However, when you look at careers in STEM specifically, they represent no more than 8% of the people in these fields. Therefore, this episode is an introduction to a series dedicated to Latinos and Latinas in STEM, talking about how difficult―but rewarding―it can be, as well as what we can do to improve diversity in such fields. What You’ll Learn: What is the Hispanic Heritage Month? Why Does It Take Place Between 09/15 and 10/15 of Every Year? Hispanics' Struggles as They Come Into the US An Honest Opinion About a Life in STEM from a Latina Engineer Herself The Unutilized Hispanic Talent Pool―Both Men and Women Why Hispanics Have One of The Highest Dropout Rates From STEM Fields Four Main Factors Explaining Why Hispanics are Underrepresented in STEM Is Hispanic Representation Expected to Improve? Are Hispanics Still Interested in a Career in STEM, Regardless of the Disparities? The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers―An Organization for Hispanics How Girls in Civil is Empowering Latinas in STEM What Can We Do to Pave the Way for Future Hispanic Generations? Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
29:09
September 15, 2021
051 // What Every Recruiter Wishes for in a Candidate With Leah Brink
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/051 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners While school is a wonderful experience, your professional career after graduation is completely different. And it all starts with a job application, whether you are seeking an internship or full-time position. Today, you’ll learn everything you need to stand out during the recruiting process from the expert picking and choosing the winning candidates herself. Leah Brink is a talent acquisition expert currently working for Daktronics. On today’s episode, she elaborates on what she has learned over her 10+ years of experience in this role. She gives actionable and highly recommended tips on how to prepare and apply for a job, even if the process happens remotely. What You’ll Learn: Leah Brink’s Work at Daktronics Daktronics Founding Story Two Types of Internship Programs Currently Available at Daktronics How Getting Work Experience Early on Can Help Students After They Graduate Why Employers Use Your Grades in School to Make a Hiring Decision The Role Extracurricular Activities Play in Your Career How an Internship Can Help You Figure Out if You’ve Chosen the Right Field for You Why an Internship is a Competitive Advantage (From the Employer’s Perspective) Working Jobs Not Related to Your Field Can Still Get You Valuable Skills―And Contacts How the Recruiting Processes Have Changed With the Pandemic How You Can Better Prepare for a Remote Job Interview Remote Employee Training: How Can You Prepare for It? The Importance of Proactivity as an Intern and Employee From Cover Letter to Crafting the Perfect Resume: Job Application Tips to Stand Out What Recruiters Immediately Look for Once They Get Your Resume Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
59:44
September 08, 2021
050 // Career Paths in Civil Engineering
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/050 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners If I were to ask you what civil engineers do, you would probably answer with “houses”, maybe “buildings”, or even “bridges”. That’s not wrong. But there’s much more to what a civil engineer can do in his or her career. This episode lays out some of the many possible career paths you can choose from as a civil engineer, as well as the requirements you need to meet to practice each of them. What You’ll Learn: Five of the Many Possible Career Paths in Civil Engineering The Opportunities in Government for Civil Engineers What a Typical Career Path in the Government Sector Looks Like The Career Paths of a Civil Engineer in the Education Sector The Benefits of Working in Academia The Professional Ladder in Education―From Professor to Department Chair Civil Engineering Opportunities in the Consulting Sector Small and Big Engineering Firms: Which One Best Suits You? Three Main Tracks an Engineer Can Choose at a Private Firm The Career Path Most People Don’t Know About: The Industry Sector What You'll Be Doing in the Industry Sector as a Civil Engineer What a Career Path in the Construction Sector Looks Like The Hands-On, On-site Work in the Construction Side of Civil Engineering Requirements You Need to Meet Before Going Any of These Routes Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
27:08
September 01, 2021
049 // The Five Personal Finance Principles
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/049 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Research done by LendingClub Bank found that almost 40% of US citizens with incomes over $100,000 a year live paycheck-to-paycheck. Since engineers and other people in STEM make a pretty good salary, all you need to do to be part of the remaining 60% is learn the basics of personal finance. And that’s exactly what this episode will do for you. Today, Luis shares the five principles you need to start taking control of your financial life. He uses examples from his personal life about how he manages his own money, the resources he uses to learn about it, and how you can do the same. After all, money management is a matter of specifying what you care enough about to spend your money on, and cutting back on what you don’t. What You’ll Learn: Why You Should Learn and Talk About Money The Five Basic Principles of Personal Finance You Should Know―And Apply How To Properly Deal With Your Higher Income as a College Graduate Money Managing is Both Emotional and Rational. How Do You Handle It? Different Money Management Methods (Envelopes, 50/30/20 Rule, etc.) How Budgeting Will Get You in Control of Your Financial Life Why You Should Look at Your Expenses as Percentages How to Spend Your Money Effectively Why Increasing Your Income is Just as Important as Cutting Back on Your Expenses Finding Other Ways to Make Money―And Why It's Easier Than Ever Before Why You Need an Emergency Fund The Rule of Thumb for the Size of Your Emergency Fund―And Where to Save It The One Percent Rule You Should Follow For Home Maintenance How a Good Credit Score Can Save You Tons of Money in The Long Run Saving for Retirement: Colombia vs USA Roth IRA vs 401k vs HSA The Benefits of an HSA Account Why You Should Start Saving for Retirement as Early as Possible Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
29:34
August 25, 2021
048 // Papaya Tutor: Empowering the Next Generation of STEM Students with Sandra LaPlante
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/048 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Coming into the US already presents its own cultural and language problems. Coming from South America can make things a bit more challenging due to stereotypes and personal insecurity. However, being a latina woman from Peru in the US technology industry and starting her own company is a whole different matter. Today’s guest did just that. Sandra LaPlante is a Latina engineer in tech, an immigrant advocating for minorities, and an idealist. After struggling to pass her programming class and not being able to afford a private tutor in the US, she had to “go back to her roots” and find help in Peru, where tutoring was more affordable. That’s when she had the idea to start her current business, Papaya Tutor. What You’ll Learn: How Almost Failing Her Programming Class Led Her to the Idea of Papaya Tutor The One Thing That Separates People from Smart People How Her Previous Work Experience Helped Her Start Her Own Business The #1 Requirement for Tutoring at Papaya Tutor―And Why This Differentiates Them How Sandra Pivoted Between Business Models The Inner Calling that Led Her to Start the Business Why You Should Explore What You’ve Always Wanted to Do Before It’s Too Late How You Can Get Started With Your Business Idea Why She Switched from Mechanical to Industrial Engineering The Challenges She Faced Being an Immigrant Woman in the US Tech Industry How Being an Immigrant Can Give You a Competitive Advantage Why You Should Always Look at the Positive Sides of Things How You Can Find Yourself Within the Vast World of STEM How We Can Engineer Our Future―And Why Engineers are the Perfect Fit for This Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me: Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube 
39:17
August 18, 2021
047 // STEMedia Edutainment and Career Development for Young Professionals with Dr. Nehemiah Mabry
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/047 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible: PPI: Get 15% discounts on all of their products - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: Find the insurance you need for you and your family at the best rates for free - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: Learn anything with a free 14-day trial or 30% off an annual subscription - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Diversity in STEM is the number one driver of better engineering solutions and future progress. For this reason, we need new learning methods and real-life examples to inspire young professionals with different life backgrounds and perspectives. Today’s guest combines both solutions. Instead of the usual classroom setting, we’re all used to, Dr. Nehemiah Mabry uses entertainment to pass on educational content―known as Edutainment). His company, STEMedia, teaches and inspires you in your unique STEM journey, regardless of what it is. What You’ll Learn: How Dr. Nehemiah's started STEMedia Why Engineers are well suited for entrepreneurship---but most don't realize it The complementary skills engineers should learn for the business world How to overcome the fear of promoting your business How your unique individual story can inspire other people with similar backgrounds How diversity in STEM leads to better overall solutions and innovation Why public speaking can be an inspiring and educational two-way street How the STEMedia combines education with entertainment to help your STEM career Careers are not set in stone. What should you do to design your own? Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect With Me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
39:15
August 11, 2021
046 // Happy PE Day - Answering your Questions About the Exam
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/046 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: Get 15% discounts on all of their products - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: Find the insurance you need for you and your family at the best rates for free - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: Learn anything with a free 14-day trial or 30% off an annual subscription - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Taking the PE exams has been one of the hardest and most fulfilling things I have done in my career so far. It was challenging but I think with the right amount of practice, preparation, and strategy, you can pass the exam. If you have not heard the previous podcast I highly recommend you go back and check them out. I would recommend you start with “Why Taking the PE Exam Made Me a Better Engineer ”, then “How to Prepare, Beat Anxiety, and Rock the PE Exam with Vanessa ”, and lastly check out “How to Make the Most Out of Your Career After Passing the PE Exam with Isaac Oakeson” Today on PE day. I wanted to take some time to acknowledge all the PEs and soon-to-be PE out there. I hope you enjoy this episode and hopefully, it helps you better prepare for the exam Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
37:40
August 04, 2021
045 // Setting a Strong Financial Foundation After College with Danielle Schroeder
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/045 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: Get 15% discounts on all of their products - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: Find the insurance you need for you and your family at the best rates for free - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: Learn anything with a free 14-day trial or 30% off an annual subscription - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Learn more about the podcast sponsors and how to support the show - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners Regardless of our profession, personal finance is a topic we should all discuss and study. After all, knowing how to budget, invest, save, and ultimately spend our hard-earned salary is crucial to a well-lived life. And as engineers, we’re more than capable of doing that. On today’s episode, Danielle Schroeder (Dani) jumps back on to present a different side of a civil engineer’s life: dealing with money stuff. By elaborating on their previous experiences with money, the mistakes they’ve already made with it, as well as their knowledge about it, Dani and Luis teach you how to take the reins of your financial life and make the most out of it. What You’ll Learn: What your credit score is and why it's important Credit card alternatives for non-US citizens The importance of keeping track of your credit score How to use your credit card correctly How opportunity cost plays a role in personal finance decisions; The meaning behind different FICO Scores How to build up a high credit score Why you credit score fluctuates from time to time How to optimize your credit utilization rate How to get travel bonuses from your credit card usage Net worth ― What it is and how to track it Personal finance apps to help you budget How to get cash back without misusing your credit card Budgeting ― Apps vs Spreadsheets How credit cards can protect you against frauds How to get your credit report and why you should do so Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
51:25
July 28, 2021
044 // Develop a System to Capture, Process, and Review Knowledge with These Apps
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/044 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare For weeks now I have been struggling with the tools I am using to create content online. I truly enjoy exploring new tools and processed to make my life a lot easier. In this episode of the podcast, I explore and share the tools that I use to learn, create, and manage everything I do. While I mention various apps on this podcast, I just want to make sure you are thinking about what works for you. I have tested many apps over the years with various process changes to make sure I was getting the most out of all these apps. At the end of the day, the tools you use are not what is important, what matters the most is how you are using them. You can have the fanciest Notion set up, but if you can’t find the information you need or are not using the system, it will be worthless. I really enjoy talking about this topic and I hope you get some value out of this episode. Let me know if there are other tools or systems you would like me to explore. Apps Mentioned in the Episode Drafts Apple Notes Kindle Audible Matter - Message me if you want an invite Things 3 Notion Readwise Readwise Broadcast Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
30:35
July 21, 2021
043 // How to Make the Most Out of Your Career After Passing the PE Exam Isaac Oakeson
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/043 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare One of the biggest questions young engineers have is what comes after the PE exam. It is important to have a plan and make sure you are on track to fulfill your goals. The PE exam is one of the biggest steps to advance in our careers and we should ensure we are making the most of it. From getting a big pay raise to a promotion, we should ensure we are making the most out of it. I have make various episodes on how taking the PE made me a better engineer and how to prepare for the PE exam so make sure you check them out to learn more about this topic. In this episode you will learn What is the best way for students to set a solid foundation after they graduate from college? Why did Isaac started Civil Engineering Academy What are some mistakes people make when studying and preparing for the PE Exam What comes after passing the PE Exam When do a young engineer know he/she is ready for more responsibility? Advice for engineers who want to pursue a managerial role in their companies The difference between manager and leader How can we continue Engineering our Future Resources FE Course PE Course PE Depth Course FE Toolkit PE Toolkit Civil Engineering Reference Manual Structural Engineering Reference Manual Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
53:36
July 01, 2021
042 // How to Prepare, Beat Anxiety, and Rock the PE Exam With Vanessa
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/042 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare This is the second episode on the mini series about the PE Exam. There are many ways to prepare for the exam as well as ways to approach the exam. I have been talking to Vanessa for a while as we were both preparing for the exam in April. It was great talking to her and learn how she has prepared as well as what was like not passing the first time she took the exam. We discussed what engineers should keep in mind if they don’t pass the first time as well as how to cope with test anxiety. This was a great episode an I am glad I got to talk to Vanessa about this topic. Vanessa (E.I.T.) is a Transportation Engineer at a Private Firm in California where she focuses on bike-way, rail, and roadway design. Outside of work, she is heavily involved in her local professional organization American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She continually volunteers in events that help promote girls to pursue engineering and help entry level engineers improve on their professional development skills. In this episode you will learn Useful advice to study for the exam Ways to cope with test anxiety Advice for young engineers thinking about taking the exam What were some resources you should consider for the exam What to do the day/week of the exam to prepare Resources Civil Engineering Reference Manual Structural Engineering Reference Manual PPI Courses for the PE Exam PE Structural Notes Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
54:53
June 23, 2021
041 // The Ultimate Guide for Making the Most Out of College With Justin Nguyen
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/041 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Policygeniuslife Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare When I first move to the US to attend South Dakota State University, I really did not know anything about college. As an international student, I was lost and confused to all the new things that were expected of me. At that time, I did not find many resources to navigate college and it definitively took me a couple of semesters to get into a rhythm (I got a 2.4 GPA my first semester). I hope this episode helps all the students out there. Episodes like this are what get me the most excited because they are the ones I wish I had when I was in school. Justin shares a lot of great insights and has been helping a lot of students through his podcast and his company. Justin is the Founder of Declassified College, a media company helping students navigate their way through college. He is also the host of the iTunes Top 10 podcast Declassified College, where he unlocks cheat codes to thriving in college in bite-sized episodes. Justin has grown his podcast through his LinkedIn and TikTok content (@declassifiedcollege) where he gets a combined 7+M views each month. What you will learn in this episode 00:00 Intro 06:44 What are some mistakes students make when transitioning into their first job 10:07 What can students do to better prepare for their first job 14:50 How can students and young engineers make social media work for them 20:41 Which social media platforms should students use to network 24:15 How can engineers leverage LinkedIn to grow their professional network 28:59 What is the ultimate cheat code for students to find their first job 40:34 Outro Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
44:24
June 16, 2021
040 // Developing Family Core Values With Children and Career With Callie Duque
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/040 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Callie and I just celebrated four years of marriage. We have had a lot of ups and downs over these past four years, and we wanted to celebrate by recording an episode together. We both are very organized people that like to have a lot of rules about how we operate which has made for some interesting conversations in the past. We do a lot of planning each week at our weekly “Porch Talk” meeting so we can properly get everything done each week. Despite all of this, there are still a lot of things we need to work on, but we strive to communicate and continually learn what works for us as a couple and family. In this episode, we also talk about Callie’s journey of becoming a mother after finishing undergrad, becoming a PhD student, and pivoting multiple times to now be a working mother that is devoted to her family. I really enjoyed recording this episode (despite all the retakes because we could not contain our laughter) and hope you got some value from our story. What you will learn in this episode How Callie and I plan our week Callie’s journey from mother to PhD student to work-from-home mom The importance of setting boundaries and finding meaning in what we do Why women can be devoted to family and work The importance of communication with your significant other Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
42:06
June 09, 2021
039 // Why Taking the PE Exam Made Me a Better Engineer
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/039 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Policygenius: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/policygeniuslife Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare I just want to begin this post by saying that no matter what the outcome of the exam, you are still a great engineer. I have been stressing over this exam for years leading to the actual exam (and a lot more the months and weeks before) but the reality is that no matter the outcome, I will still work as an engineer. I know of many people who have not passed their first try and they are still great engineers. Don’t stress about it. I am planning to release a few more podcast episodes about this topic in the future but this one is just a broad overview of my experience preparing and taking the PE exam. It was definitively not an easy exam but if you prepare the right way, you will set yourself up for success. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about the exam. What you will learn in this episode What I did to study for the PE exam Advice on what to do before the exam Preparation for the day before the exam Tips on taking the exam Resources Civil Engineering Reference Manual Structural Engineering Reference Manual PPI Courses for the PE exam PE Structural Notes Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
36:44
June 02, 2021
038 // How to Be Outstanding During Your Graduate Research With Dr. Lantsoght
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/038 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Dr. Lantsoght graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) in 2008. She later earned a Master's degree in Structural Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) in 2009 and the title of Doctor in Structural Engineering from Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft, the Netherlands) in 2013. In the academic field, Dr. Lantsoght is a full professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito, Ecuador) and a tenured assistant professor at Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft, Netherlands). In addition, she is the editor and main author of the PhD Talk blog, co-host of the PhD Talk podcast, and author of several advice books for PhD candidates. What you will learn in this episode What to consider before going to graduate school The difference between a masters and PhD program Dr. Lantsoght experience as an international student doing a PhD program in the US The difference of research and culture between the US, Netherlands, and Ecuador The tools she uses to keep her life in order What strategies she use to boost productivity as a professor and researcher Resources Four Reasons you SHOULD Go to Graduate School The Masters vs Experience Discussion with Iasmin Rosa Four Reasons you SHOULD NOT Go To Graduate School Rate and Review the Show on Apple podcast If you don’t have Apple Podcast and would like to share your feedback (It will be added to the website for others to hear how much you like the podcast), please email me at hi@luisfelipeduque.com Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
46:22
May 26, 2021
037 // From $140k in Debt to Financial Coach as a Civil Engineer with Nicolai Oliden
 📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/037 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Being an engineer goes way beyond the fact that we do design work during the day. I want to start expanding into areas of our life that we are not really been exposed early on in our careers. Personally, I enjoy talking about finances and our guest today has a lot of great insight into this topic. We discuss some of the reasons it is so hard to talk about money and especially when we make money mistakes. He has worked with many people guiding them and helping them take control over their finance. This episode was a lot of fun to record and I hope you enjoy it. Nicolai Oliden is a Roadway Project Engineer and Office Manager at Ethos Engineering in Tempe, Arizona. Ethos is a civil, structural, and geotechnical firm. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2008. In addition to his work at Ethos, Nicolai started his own leadership development company, EngineeringYOU, where he helps people develop their self-discipline and leadership in order to thrive at work and home. He gives presentations across the country, leads personal development groups, and is also a Financial Coach. You can find him at the engineeringyou.org website and various social media platforms. What you will learn in this episode The importance of a budget Where is the best place to save your emergency fund The step-by-step process to get your finances under control How Nicolai paid off $140k in debt and now has made over $1M as a Civil Engineer Connect with Nicolai Instagram Website LinkedIn Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
50:50
May 19, 2021
036 // Three Lessons From My Failures That Every Student Should Learn
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/036 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare A few months ago I had the opportunity to give a presentation at my alma mater South Dakota State University. When I was approached by the professor to give a presentation about risk taking and failure, I knew it was a great opportunity to share some of the many failures I had as a student. Failure is something we are scared to talk about but it is a very important topic in a culture that is constantly hiding the mistakes and promoting unrealistic expectations. As someone who is a minority and struggled to adapt to a new culture, I understand where this students are coming from and it was a pleasure to share this story. I know there is still of work that needs to be done to increase the representation of Hispanics in STEM and the stories of struggles and success are very important to show others that it is possible. What you will learn in this episode 🌉 What I do now as an engineer and volunteering 🌉 The psychology of taking risks 🌉 What I have learned from my failures 🌉 The importance of representation in engineering 🌉 The importance of putting yourself out there and network Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
24:22
May 12, 2021
035 // Find Your Career Purpose with MIT Professor Mark Herschberg
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/035 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Have you ever wonder what it takes to create a career plan? Even if you are a student and don’t have everything figured out, the guest for this episode will help you find the answers you need to be successful in your career. Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
47:47
May 05, 2021
034 // How Innovative Technology Will Be the Future of Engineering
📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/034 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare This week I talk to Stew and Lonnie about a very interesting topic in engineering. At RoadBotics, they are developing new technology using AI to analyze roads and determine any required repairs. The interesting part about their work is that all you need is a smartphone to conduct the inspection. Then the engineer, in this case Lonnie, can take that information and determine the areas that need repairs and be more informed on their decisions. This was a really fun episode with a lot of great things to learn in terms of new technology and what students should know about entering the profession in a profession that does not stop evolving. Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
37:10
April 28, 2021
033 // The Purpose of Global Students in Engineering with Lilian Agyemang-Yeboah
Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/033 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare This week I talk to Lilian who is Plastics engineer. She co-hosts an amazing podcast called the L&S District where she helps international students in their journey to becoming an engineer. Her story is amazing and it was great connecting with her and talk about a lot of relatable challenges international students face when coming to the US. I hope you enjoy this episode even if you are not an international student, there is a lot of great information Lilian shares that applies to everyone. Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
40:13
March 31, 2021
032 // Engineering and Diving: Finding Passion in your Career with Mike Banasiak
Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/032 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare This week I talk to Mike Banasiak from Collins Engineers about underwater inspection for scour critical bridges. I had no idea this was an option for a career in civil engineering. Mike gives us a high level overview about what he does as a bridge inspector. We discuss the different challenges this type of inspection have such as visibility, additional certifications, and much more. He also shared some non-traditional career opportunities that students can pursue after graduation. In this episode you will learn 03:30 How underwater structures are inspected and maintained. 07:26 Finding a career that is outside of the traditional civil engineering fields. 12:00 What technologies are used to inspect underwater structures. 20:23 Inspection of bridges using drones research I conduced for my masters degree. 22:42 How important diving is to become a underwater inspector. 24:58 Certifications an underwater inspector needs to have. 29:00 Some of the most notable bridges that Mike has inspected. 32:18 Last thoughts on underwater inspection and lessons learned Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
42:23
March 24, 2021
031 // Why Men and Women Collaboration is Important in Engineering with Catherine Martsolf
Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/031 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible SkillShare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/SkillShare We have spoken quite a bit about diversity and inclusion on this podcast. This episode with Catherine was really interesting because she is one of the founders of HeForSWE, an organization that empowers women through male involvement. She is a true example of someone that is passionate about diversity and inclusion through all the committees she is involved in as well as the experiences she has lived through. It was a pleasure talking to her and getting to know her mission and passion for a more diverse profession. Connect with Me 📧 Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter 🌍 My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com 📸 Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram 🐦 Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter 🌉 LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn 📱 Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook 🎥 YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
40:01
March 17, 2021
030 // Lessons From Engineers Who Failed to Practice Ethically
Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/030 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare This podcast episode is the second and final of two parts from a sharing of a prior presentation by L. Robert "Larry" Smith, P.E., with permission. Split between two episodes, Larry will share a number of classic cases, such as the Citi Group Building (Part 1), the Ford Pinto case, and the GMC ignition case (both Part 2), by first fully discussing the engineering issues and then discussing the ethical questions. He will also present a local case based on an ethics complaint that was heard by the RI Board of Registration for Professional Engineers in open session (also Part 2). In this episode you will learn The importance of being an ethical engineer Why engineers should seek the welfare of society How important is to act ethically even if it is difficult The importance of careful design considerations Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
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March 10, 2021
029 // The Story of an Ethical Engineer Who Saved Hundreds of Lives
Full show notes at: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/029 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare This podcast episode is one of two parts from a sharing of a prior presentation by L. Robert "Larry" Smith, P.E., with permission. Split between two episodes, Larry will share a number of classic cases, such as the Citi Group Building (Part 1), the Ford Pinto case, and the GMC ignition case (both Part 2), by first fully discussing the engineering issues and then discussing the ethical questions. He will also present a local case based on an ethics complaint that was heard by the RI Board of Registration for Professional Engineers in open session (also Part 2). In this episode you will learn The importance of being an ethical engineer Why engineers should seek the welfare of society How important is to act ethically even if it is difficult The importance of careful design considerations Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Connect with me Sign up to my weekly email newsletter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Newsletter My website & blog // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com Instagram // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Instagram Twitter // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Twitter LinkedIn // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/LinkedIn Facebook // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Facebook YouTube // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/YouTube
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March 03, 2021
028 // How Bridges to Prosperity is Connecting Underserved Communities with Pedestrian Bridges with Avery Bang and Devin Connell
Full show notes at: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/028 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Do you know how many people in the world are physically isolated from their basic needs? In this episode, I sit with Avery Bang and Devin Connell from Bridges to Prosperity to learn how they are connecting millions of people by building pedestrian bridges in some of the most remote areas of Africa and South America. Avery and Devin are doing some amazing work with these communities with Bridges to Prosperity, and they shared interesting stories on how they are building all of these bridges. Some fascinating facts from our conversation include the use of manual labor to build the bridges (as opposed to using big equipment like we normally use in the US), the procurement of material and how they recycle steel cables for their bridges, and the impact a single bridge has on these communities. In this episode you will learn What Bridges to Prosperity is as well as their core mission. Some of the challenges communities and engineers overcome when building in developing countries. How bridges are built without big equipment. How pedestrian bridges are connecting communities in Rwanda. How corporate partners are the backbone of the mission of Bridges to Prosperity. How Bridges to Prosperity adjusted to continue helping these communities through the Covid-19 pandemic and all the challenges they faced. Why it is important for young engineers to get involved with professional organizations. What has been the largest suspension bridge Bridges to Prosperity has built. How Avery and Devin think we can continue Engineering our Future. Resources https://www.bridgestoprosperity.org/powerofconnection/ https://www.bridgestoprosperity.org/corporate/ https://www.bridgestoprosperity.org/donate/bridge-builder-circle/ Connect with Avery, Devin, & Bridges to Prosperity Instagram • Twitter • LinkedIn Website: https://bridgestoprosperity.org/ Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg
43:41
February 24, 2021
027 // Six Lessons Every Engineering Student Should Learn Before Graduating
Full show notes at: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/027 It is always a pleasure to be invited to speak at conferences and big events but speaking to smaller groups of students is a lot of times more fulfilling. Last week, I was invited to speak to the Metro State University ASCE student chapter in Denver. I have been a practitioner advisor for them for a little while now as they navigate becoming an active chapter again. In this talk, the students wanted to know what are some skills and practices they need to know once they graduate. I shared with them how I struggled to find my first structural engineering job, lessons from all of the non-structural engineering jobs, and some of the lessons I have learned early on in my career. THANK YOU TO THE PODCAST SPONSORS  PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible SkillShare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/SkillShare  Learn more about the podcast sponsor and how to support the show // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Partners  Time Stamps:  00:00 Intro 00:12 Personal Introduction 03:44 Lessons from my previous non-structural engineering jobs 05:05 Some accomplishments early in my career despite the challenges 07:20 Five skills are needed to become a great engineer 10:15 Final Lessons from my journey to become a structural engineer 14:50 Advice from other engineers 18:50 How to get companies to call you back after applying for a job 20:40 How to answer interview questions about conflict resolution 22:20 Is it OK to reach out to alumni from your university that work at a company you want to work for? 23:20 How do you know what you want when applying for a job? 24:26 Is changing jobs frequently a bad decision early in your career? 25:58 Best way to stand out while looking for internships 28:28 Last words Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg
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February 17, 2021
026 // How to Beat Impostor Syndrome and Embrace Challenge with Jeff Perry
Find full show notes at: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/026 Do you suffer from impostor syndrome? I know we all have at some point in our careers. As a Latino in STEM, I struggle to see the facts and lean on these thought of not being enough. With Diversity and Inclusion being so important nowadays, it is hard for me not to think I got an awards, accepted into a committee, selected to talk at a conference, etc... because of my background. Jeff has some thoughts on how we can combat impostor syndrome and look at the facts to overcome these thoughts. Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps): 00:00 Intro 01:48 Intro Jeff Perry 03:13 Why did you started More than Engineering? 09:56 How do we overcome impostor syndrome both at work and outside of work? 19:15 How can we better show our accomplishments and successes? 25:14 How can we find a career that will bring joy? 31:29 When did you implement your journaling and how it ties to your morning routine? 35:50 What books do you recommend to young engineers? 38:53 How can we future proof our careers? 44:14 How can we continue Engineering our Future? 45:23 Connect with Jeff Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg
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February 10, 2021
025 // Boosting Productivity and Gaining Clarity as Engineers with Matthew Gaddy
Find full show notes at: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/025   Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible SkillShare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/SkillShare Are you a young professional that struggles with creative productivity systems that will lead you to a more fulfilling career? This week’s conversation with Matthew has been one of my favorites. He is very knowledgeable about how to create those productivity systems (he even has a course on it) as well as how we should approach setting our goals. In this episode, we discuss the value of creating a system that works for you as well as some of the biggest mistakes he has seen young professionals make in their careers. I personally sometimes struggle to have a good day at work in terms of getting into the “flow” state. We have so many distraction around us, especially if you are working from home. Matthew has some great insight on how to minimize distractions, finding your biological prime time, and doing the right things at the right time. Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps): 00:00 Intro 02:09 Intro Matthew 02:50 What is productivity 06:55 Can you tell us about your new course "The Time Block King System" 12:08 What is the biological prime time and how it can increase our productivity? 15:06 How do we set better goals as young engineers? 21:38 How can we be more proactive about pursing our goals? 29:10 How does activities outside of work make us better engineers at work? 36:55 What mistakes do you see young engineers make on their productivity systems early in their careers? 44:19 How can we continue Engineering our Future? 44:54 Connect with Mathew Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg
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February 03, 2021
024 // Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset Will Make You a Better Engineer with Stephanie Slocum
Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/024 Thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare Are you an engineer who thinks technical knowledge is all you need to advance in your career? In this episode of the Engineering our Future podcast, I talk to Stephanie Slocum about engineering, entrepreneurship, and much more. As engineers, we do much more than crunch numbers for 8 hours a day. This podcast episode will give you a different perspective from someone who spent 15 years practicing structural engineering, wrote a book, and started her own business to help women in STEM have fulfilling careers.
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January 27, 2021
023 // Three Simple Principles to Develop and Maintain Habits
Full Show Notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/023 Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible SkillShare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/SkillShare Creating new habits is difficult if you don't know where to start. I have been reading more and more to learn better ways I can develop new routines. One book that really helped me is Atomic Habits by James Clear. I have found that there are three principles that can really help develop and maintain those routines. In this episode I talk about small habits, habit stacking, and the two day rule by Matt D'Avella. I am by no means an expert, but I have spend many hours learning and practicing ways to be more effective at developing these routines. I hope you enjoy this episode and let me know what routines are you trying to maintain this year. Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps): 00:00 Intro 05:15 Small Habits by James Clear 08:55 The Fogg principle and habit stacking 15:02 The 2-Day Rule by Matt D'Avella 19:45 Outro Resources Free Resources from me: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/resources Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://amzn.to/2KbxmNu The One Thing: https://amzn.to/2KiG90k The 2-day rule: https://youtu.be/bfLHTLQZ5nc The Fogg Principle Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Check my Favorites 🎙 My favorite tech and podcast gear // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/tech 📚 My favorite Books // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/books 🏗 Check the Engineer Gift Guide // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/engineergiftguide My Favorite Software 📚 How I remember what I read (Readwise) // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Readwise 📆 The calendar I use to manage my work and podcast (Woven) // https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Woven
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January 20, 2021
022 // How to Run a Successful Business as a Mother with Stephanie Lonard
Find full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/022 Thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Skillshare It is hard enough to be a mother, but Stephanie has been able to balance her family and business to make sure her family is getting the best of her. As a parent, I know how hard it is to balance family and work and I truly enjoyed the conversation with Stephanie. She is also a Latina who has a unique background and passion to serve her family first. This mentality, lead her to work with other engineers to help them find their passion and careers through her company Technically Minded Talent.
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January 13, 2021
021 // How Leadership Skills Will Boost Your Career With Pat Sweet
Find full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/021 Thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible PPI: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/Audible Skillshare: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/SkillShare I am actively looking to improve my productivity systems to better serve clients as well as to become more efficient in all the volunteering I do. I am always fascinated by how different other people manage their priorities but at the same time, they use a lot of the same principles. In this episode, I discuss how we as busy professionals can gain back some of the wasted time. He has a really cool resource to help busy professionals gain a “6th Day”. He gives great tips on how we are wasting 8 hours a week and how we can become more efficient and some of our daily tasks.
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January 06, 2021
020 // How Weekly Reviews can Make you a Better Engineer and What is Coming in 2021
Full show notes at: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/020 We made it to the end of the year. It is incredible that I have produced TWENTY episodes of this podcast and going strong. Your support through each of the 20 episodes have been incredible and I really appreciate all the great feedback have been getting. In this episode, I share some exciting news for some new things happening in 2021. The podcast is getting a lot better with each episode and it is thanks to all the great feedback from you. Starting in January, the podcast will be published WEEKLY which is very exciting. I mentioned the Newsletter and the new resources I have been working on to give you. Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter to get the most up-to-date and exclusive information about the podcast and everything I am doing. In the newsletter I will also be sharing new resources exclusive for those who subscribe so you would not want to miss it. 2020 really took us for a spin, but having this fun side project has been a blessing. I have talked to so many people that I would not have otherwise, I have been invited to speak at numerous events, and made new friendships that will last years to come. Thank you so much for making the first year of the podcast a success, and I cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store. Let's continue Engineering our Future. Resources: Newsletter: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/newsletter PPI: www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Audible: https://www.audibletrial.com/engineeringourfuture Connect with me: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITLinkedIn Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram Personal Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueWebsite YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITYouTube
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December 02, 2020
019 // Mental Wellness in Engineering with Hannah Schaapkens
Find full show notes at http://www.luisfelipeduque.com/019 Thank you to this episode sponsors Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/engineeringourfuture PPI: www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Have you struggled with mental wellness in the past? I know many people (including me) constantly battle with anxiety, impostor syndrome, and other mental challenges in their careers. Hannah does a great job at providing a wide variety of resources and techniques to help overcome this mental barriers. She has personally overcome anxiety and depression and her whole mission is to help others live a happier life. I was happy to get to talk to her and get to know her a littler better. After following her on social media for a while, I have learned so much from her. I hope you enjoy this podcast episode with Hannah. Hannah is a senior electrical engineer with previous experience in fortune 500 companies working in energy and chemicals through all stages of EPC. However, recently she moved to the Data Centre world. She has worked all over the world and recently started her own company Engineer Your Mind Ltd. She created Engineer Your Mind to help others achieve the lifestyle and mindset they are looking for by breaking down the problem and creating an effective and sustainable strategy. She developed it after her own mental health experiences and wanted to give back to the mental health community as well as support prevention of mental illness. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Constructing Mindsets Podcast: http://www.constructingmindsets.com ASCE Panel: http://www.ASCE.org/dream-big PPI: http://www.ppi2pass.com/duque Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/engineeringourfuture Connect with Hannah Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeryourmind Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-schaapkens/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/engineeryourmind Website: http://www.engineeryourmind.com/ Music by Jack Winders Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg
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November 18, 2020
018 // Empowering Engineers to Rise to the Top 1% of Their Careers with Rose Delaney
Rose is an Irish Electrical and Electronic engineering student in second year of university, Studying at University College Cork. She is the Social Media Manager of the 1% Engineer Society's instagram page (@1engineernation), which aims to empower young engineers to rise to the top 1% of their career.  Rose shares some great adivine for international students looking to pursue a career in engineering. She has been very active with the 1% Engineer team and has been able to meet other students and engineers from all over the world   #### Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps):  00:00 Intro 02:18 Intro Rose 03:11 What do you do with the 1% Engineer team 07:15 How do you tailor your content for an international audience? 08:50 Advice for international students who want to come to the US 11:20 What advice do you give students who are indecisive about the major they want to pursue? 14:20 What's the best field of engineering to study if you are indecisive? 16:00 Tell us about your major as an electrical and electronic engineering student 19:30 How is AI helping the engineering profession 23:14 How is college different in the US compared to the UK? 27:45 What organizations are you involved with? Especially the EWB experience and how it compares to the US? 37:42 How have the skills from the volunteering organizations are making you a better student? 41:38 How can we continue Engineering our Future? 42:49 Connect with Rose and the 1% Engineer 42:45 Outro   #### Resources  PPI discount code:  www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass #### Connect with Rose and the 1% Engineer Team  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1engineernation/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jakevoorhees LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosemariedelaney/   #### Podcast Gear:  Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK Zoom H6: https://amzn.to/2FgQbMw   #### Music by Jack Winder:  Intro: Midwest Folks Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg   #### Luis Duque:  LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITLinkedIn Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram Personal Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueWebsite YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts   #### Engineering our Future Podcast:  Subscribe to the Podcast: www.luisfelipeduque.com/podcast   Support the Podcast: http://bit.ly/EOFPodcastSupport Twitter: http://bit.ly/EOFTwitter Instagram: bit.ly/EOFInstagram   In this podcast, the host Luis Duque, will talk about his own experiences and those around him to help young professionals, students, and international students succeed in their career. Luis is a practicing Bridge Engineer in Colorado. His career is just beginning, but he has been able to help communities in need as well as being involved with professional organizations to advance the Structural Engineering profession.   Business Inquiries: info@luisfelipeduque.com
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November 04, 2020
017 // Latinas are Changing STEM with Diana Iracheta
Diana is the founder of Latina Engineer, a page where she shares what is like to be a women in STEM. She is currently a manufacturing engineer at Methode Electronics. Coming from an immigrant family and being a first generation graduate has not been easy in a male-dominated field but she is showing the world the great things Latinas can do in STEM. Her Instagram page has over 6000+ followers where she shares her story as a Latina in engineering. She has a passion for helping and empowering others. She is active in mentorship programs, STEM panels, and international conferences. She is showing the world that anyone can pursue a career in STEM. Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps): 00:00 Intro 03:08 Intro Diana 04:30 Talking about the Latina Engineer page, shop, and Instagram 07:10 Why do you think there is so much pushback for Latinos and Latinas to work in STEM? 10:22 Why inspires you to share content for STEM students? 12:40 How was your experience starting your college career at a community college? 15:15 Is there a difference in the PE license with starting at a community college? 16:32 What do you do as a mechanical engineer? 18:20 What skills a mechanical engineer should have? 20:13 What volunteering do you do? 22:15 Do you regret not volunteering with engineering organizations? 25:10 What tools and principles do you use to manage your time with a full-time job and a small business? 28:10 Why do men don't worry about kids but women do? How can we change that? 32:15 Where do you see Latina Engineer in the future? 34:24 Do you think you would  ever quit mechanical engineering to focus on your business? 37:10 What advice do you have for a student considering between masters or pursue a career right away? 39:24 What advice do you give women wanting to pursue a career in STEM? 41:25 How can we continue Engineering our Future? 42:25 Connect with Diana from Latina Engineer 43:08 Outro Resources mentioned in this episode: Episode 9: Four Reasons you SHOULD go to Graduate School: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/009 Episode 10: The Masters vs Experience Discussion with Iasmin Rosa: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/010 Episode 11: Four Reasons you SHOULD NOT go to Graduate School: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/011 PPI discount code: www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Connect with Diana Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latina_engineer/ LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/dirachetaa YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsD84mx8BFn8X8PMpuwmrA Webstite: https://latinaengineerlife.wordpress.com/ Music by Jack Winder: Outro: Southern Skies Website: https://www.jackwinders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Luis Duque: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITLinkedIn Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITYouTube
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October 21, 2020
016 // Building the Next Generation of Engineers with ASCE National Student Ambassador Sophie Lipomanis
Summary of Content: Sophie Lipomanis is very passionate about the civil engineering profession and ways we can better our societies and communities with engineering. She also serves as a civil engineering ambassador at the JB Speed School of Engineering. She also volunteers with the Speed School Student Council (SSSC), ASCE Student Presidential Group (SPG), National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC), the Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.), and as a student member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (N.S.P.E.). Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps): 00:00 - Intro  02:37 - Intro Sophie  03:20 - What value do you see in volunteering with ASCE and other organizations?  04:30 - How was the transition of changing majors from Biomedical Engineering to Civil Engineering?  06:00 - How was your experience volunteering with Engineers Without Borders?  08:10 - What do you want to do after graduation?  09:59 - Can you tell us a little more about your work as a National ASCE Student Ambassador?  12:05 - What has been your experience with ASCE at your university?  14:14 - What other activities are you doing online for your ASCE student chapter?  15:56 - Were you able to get an internship this past summer? How is the future of internships looking?  18:46: What advice do you have for students and other engineers for online networking?  21:28: What advice do you have for young engineers looking for a career in engineering?  23:03 - What advice do you have for other women that want a career in engineering?  26:19 - How can we continue engineering our future?  27:45 - Connect with Sophie  28:41 - Outro Resources mentioned in this episode: PPI discount code: www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass Connect with Sophie: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophie_the_civil_engineer/?hl=en  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophielipomanis/ Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF  Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK  Zoom H6: https://amzn.to/2FgQbMw Music by Jack Winder: Outro: Southern Skies  Website: https://www.jackwinders.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic  Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Luis Duque: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITLinkedIn  Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter  Facebook: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueFacebook  Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram  Personal Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueWebsite  YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITYouTube  Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts Engineering our Future Podcast: Subscribe to the Podcast: www.luisfelipeduque.com/podcast  Support the Podcast: http://bit.ly/EOFPodcastSupport  Twitter: http://bit.ly/EOFTwitter  Instagram: bit.ly/EOFInstagram In this podcast, the host Luis Duque, will talk about his own experiences and those around him to help young professionals, students, and international students succeed in their career. Luis is a practicing Bridge Engineer in Colorado. His career is just beginning, but he has been able to help communities in need as well as being involved with professional organizations to advance the Structural Engineering profession. Business Inquiries: info@luisfelipeduque.com
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October 07, 2020
015 // Empowering Women in STEM with SWE Senator Danielle Schroeder
Full Show notes: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/015 Danielle (Dani) Schroeder, EIT, CBSI graduated in 2017 from Drexel University and received her B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering through their accelerated degree program. She currently works as an Associate Bridge Engineer at Pennoni’s headquarters in their Transportation Division. Dani has worked at Pennoni since September 2014, first as a Drexel co-op, then part-time, before starting full-time in July 2017. She is a PennDOT-certified Bridge Safety Inspector and a licensed Engineer in Training who focuses on reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges and other transportation-related structures. Dani has worked on a variety of projects, including the I-95 Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project and the recently constructed retrofit of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. At Pennoni, Dani serves as chairperson of The Network, a committee that consists of representatives from across the company who serves as a think tank and sounding board for company-wide ideas and initiatives, and as a conduit between employees and executive management. Dani is an advocate for STEM outreach, especially to inspire more women to pursue an engineering degree. She currently serves as a Senator for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The SWE Senate is responsible for chartering the strategic direction of SWE by being the voice of the Society and membership. She is also a board member of the local Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) chapter and is a part of several committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Questions Discussed During Interview (Time Stamps) 00:00 - Intro [02:12] - Danielle Intro [03:35] - Can you tell us a little about SWE and your involvement? 05:00 - How did you become a SWE senator? 14:09 - Here are some statistics from SWE about women in engineering -How can men empower women to pursue their dream career? 22:52 - How have the skills you have learned from SWE, ASCE, and SEI have made you a better engineer in the office? 26:10 - Are you an introvert or extrovert? 31:47 - What advice do you have for young women in engineering starting college or thinking about starting a career in STEM? 36:46 - Talking about tennis and how it relates to engineering 38:44 - What is one thing you would change from your past? 41:15 - How can we continue Engineering our Future? 42:16 - Connect with Dani 43:17 - Outro Resources mentioned in this episode: SWE’s Nominating Committee, Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCk7gbqimRg Leadership Competency Model: https://swe.org/learning/leadership-competency-model/ SWE Nominating Committee: https://swe.org/about-swe/governance/committees/nominating-committee/ Quiet by Susan Cain: https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153/ref=sr_1_2?crid=17QRHSE7WPI9G&dchild=1&keywords=quiet+by+susan+cain&qid=1600742887&sprefix=quiet+by+su%2Caps%2C248&sr=8-2 PPI discount: www.luisfelipeduque.com/PPI2Pass
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September 23, 2020
014 // Career Coaching in Civil Engineering with Fernando Ceballos
Follow @LuisDuqueEIT Full Show Notes: www.luisfelipeduque.com/014 Summary of Content: Fernando is a Professional Civil Engineer in Texas and works on commercial land development projects throughout the state as a consultant. As a 2013 graduate from Texas A&M University, Fernando has had an opportunity to work on schools, various commercial sites, apartment complexes, and residential master-planned communities. Fernando is also a career coach and host of the Dealing with Life Stuff Podcast. Through his community impact involvement, he currently serves as the SHPE DFW Chapter President, sits on TREC Young Gun Committee, ASCE National Committee of Pre-College outreach, and serves on the Advisory board at a local high school. Fernando was part of the 2017 Coors Light Lideres, 2018 ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering, and featured in the 2018 Class of Dallas Weekly’s Millennials to Watch. Some questions discussed during the interview: What has been the balance of being a Civil Engineer and being a career coach? Difference and similarities between the technical side and the soft skills side? How has your experience volunteered with ASCE and SHPE? Where you a natural leader growing up? Are the technical skills more important than soft skills? Has dyslexia presented challenges or benefits in your career? What is your advice for up-and-coming civil engineers? Resources mentioned in this episode: ASCE: www.asce.org SHPE: www.shpe.org Jacko Willink: https://www.instagram.com/jockowillink/?hl=en The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: https://amzn.to/2QKGRmk Start with Why by Simon Sinek :https://amzn.to/31KMQOw Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/3bfQxPy Connect with Fernando: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fdoceballos Website: https://www.fdoceballos.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fdoceballos/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fdoceballos YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDvzuAXksoyExE9qIkZnJA Podcast: https://anchor.fm/dealingwithlifestuff Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK Zoom H6: https://amzn.to/2FgQbMw Music by Jack Winder: Outro: Southern Skies Website: JackWinders.com Facebook: facebook.com/JackWindersMusic Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg Luis Duque: YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITYouTube Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram
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September 09, 2020
013 // What Makes a Successful Engineer - Interview Advice, Skills, and Career Advice (Part 2)
Full show notes: www.luisfelipeduque.com/013 Summary of Content: This week I sit with Noah and Mostafa from Structural Engineering Basics for Part 2 of our conversation. Check Part 1 here. We discuss what makes a successful engineer, what are some interview advice for new graduates, and what skills are needed to success as an engineer. Noah and Mostafa shared some great advice that will definitively help you succeed in your career. Make sure you reach out on social media and let me know what was the best part of the episode and share it with one person who you know will get value out of this conversation Some questions discussed in this episode: What makes a great engineer? What skills do engineers need to develop? Can an engineer change career after having significant experience in one field? Resources mentioned in this episode: Structural Engineering Basics: https://structuralengineeringbasics.com/ Get 10% off the Structural Engineering Basics Course with code EOF10OFF Life after graduation webinar: https://structuralengineeringbasics.com/student-webinar-sign-up Networking Tips: Advice for the Introverted: www.luisfelipeduque.com/003 Four Reasons you SHOULD Go to Graduate School: www.luisfelipeduque.com/009 The Masters vs Experience Discussion with Iasmin Rosa: www.luisfelipeduque.com/010 Four Reasons you SHOULD NOT Go To Graduate School: www.luisfelipeduque.com/011 The book Quiet: https://amzn.to/31rRUqV Connect with Noah and Mostafa: LinekdIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/structuralengineeringbasics/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/structuralengineeringbasics/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StructuralEngi7 Engineering our Future Podcast: Facebook Community: http://bit.ly/EOFFBGroup Support the Podcast: http://bit.ly/EOFPodcastSupport Twitter: http://bit.ly/EOFTwitter Instagram: bit.ly/EOFInstagram Subscribe to the Podcast: www.luisfelipeduque.com/podcast
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