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Engineering our Future: Empowering Engineers to Become Leaders

Engineering our Future: Empowering Engineers to Become Leaders

By Luis Duque
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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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
32:06
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
48:02
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
47:13
February 3, 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 6, 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: https://www.PPI2Pass.com/Duque 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 2, 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: http://www.ppi2pass.com/duque 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:  https://www.pp2pass.com/duque or use code “Duque” at checkout   #### 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 4, 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: https://www.pp2pass.com/duque or use code “Duque” at checkout 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: https://www.pp2pass.com/duque or use code “Duque” at checkout 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 7, 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: Get 15% off with code "Duque" or go to https://ppi2pass.com/Duque
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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
42:11
September 9, 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
34:06
August 26, 2020
012 // The Basics of Structural Engineering with Noah and Mostafa (Part 1)
For the full episode show notes, go to www.luisfelipeduque.com/012. Follow @engourfuture Summary of Content: This week I sit with Noah and Mostafa from Structural Engineering Basics to talk about their careers as structural engineers. They are able to share some really interesting insight on really interesting projects they have been able to work on. Mostafa is a professional structural engineer with over 15 years of experience in the engineering consulting profession. He has worked on high profile projects with architects, owners, and other professionals in many countries including Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Mostafa has a Doctorate degree and teaches engineering at the university level. His research is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He is the co-founder of the Structural Engineering Basics online platform which helps people understand the basics of structural engineering and provides mentorship and guidance for those interested in the topic. Noah is a professional engineer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has over 8 years of experience working in the engineering profession as a structural designer and project manager. He has worked on many unique projects throughout his time in the engineering field including condition assessments of existing structures, renovations to existing buildings, additions to existing buildings, and the design of new structures where he gets the privilege of seeing them being built from the ground up in the city he grew up in. Noah works with architects, owners, and contractors on a daily basis and understands the importance of his role as a team member in the wide range of projects that he works on. He also founded Structural Engineering Basics with Mostafa El-Mogy which is a platform that teaches non-structural engineers the basics of structural engineering to make their jobs and lives easier. Some questions discussed in this episode: What are some different careers for Structural Engineers? What are some of the most unique structures you have worked on? What is Structural Engineering Basics? Resources mentioned in this episode: Structural Engineering Basics:  https://structuralengineeringbasics.com/ Get 10% off the Structural Engineering Basics Course with code EOF10OFF PPI (FE, PE, and SE Study resources):  www.PPI2pass.com/Duque  or simply use code DUQUE at checkout 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
27:59
August 12, 2020
011 // Four Reasons you SHOULD NOT Go To Graduate School
Follow @engourfuture Summary of Content: This episode is the last on a three part series on the the benefits and drawbacks of getting a masters degree. I believe there are many reasons to go to graduate school but also believe for some people not going to graduate school is not the right decision. I made this three part series for you to realize that there is not a right or wrong answer about going to graduate school. It is a personal decision that you need to make based on your personal situation. In this episode I expand on the following four reasons: 1. Time Decision 2. Financial Decision 3. Career Decision 4. Personal Decision Resources mentioned in this episode: PPI (FE, PE, and SE Study resources): www.PPI2pass.com/Duque or simply use code DUQUE at checkout Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK Zoom H6: https://amzn.to/2CNfGEp 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/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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 In this podcast, your 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
15:45
July 29, 2020
EOF010: The Masters vs Experience Discussion with Iasmin Rosa
Follow @engourfuture Summary of Content: In this week’s episode, I sit with Iasmin Rosa. Iasmin is a Structural Civil Engineer working on bridges with just over 3 years of experience. She has had a similar career path as me with some building experience early on and now working as a bridge engineer. The only difference? I decided to get my masters and she decided to start working and getting real-world experience. We talk about some of the challenges and benefits of starting to work right away as well as other interesting insight on whether or not it is worth getting a masters degree. I hope you enjoy our conversation and the first guest of the podcast. Some questions we discussed during the interview Did you have a hard time starting your first structural engineering job? How was the transition? Did you consider getting a MS? What made you go straight into industry and not do a MS degree? Looking back, would you do it the same way or would you had done a MS? Are you considering getting an MS in the future? What advice do you have for students about to graduate? Resources mentioned in this episode: PPI (FE, PE, and SE Study resources):  www.PPI2pass.com/Duque  or simply use code DUQUE at checkout SEI Career Paths Series: https://bit.ly/SEICP Find Iasmin Instagram:  www.instagram.com/iasminrosa Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/iasmin.rosa.3 Podcast Gear: Microphone:  https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer:  https://amzn.to/3bEohVK 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/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners:  http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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 In this podcast, your 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
21:52
July 15, 2020
EOF009: Four Reasons you SHOULD go to Graduate School
Follow @engourfuture Summary of Content: Going to graduate school is a big decision for many. There are plenty of reasons to pursue a higher degree. I personally think most people should go beyond the Bachelors's degree, especially in structural engineering. No matter what your plan is, there is really not a right or wrong answer to these questions. For some people, going to graduate school may be the right and only answer while for others it is not. Resources mentioned in this episode: PPI (FE, PE, and SE Study resources): www.PPI2pass.com/Duque or simply use code DUQUE at checkout Structural Engineering Podcast Interview: theengineeringpodcast.com/subscribe List of my published papers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luisduqueeit/ (see publications) Masters thesis: http://bit.ly/LFDThesis Grammarly: https://bit.ly/2SZBIbI Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK 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/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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 In this podcast, your 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: engourfuture@gmail.com
17:49
July 1, 2020
EOF008: The Simple Goal Setting Method we Need to Apply
Follow @engourfuture Summary of Content: Goals are useful for setting the direction. Systems are great for actually making progress. - James Clear I want to share with you how I think about goals and what that process looks like. The past week has been full of new events. It was my birthday just over a week ago and also we welcomed our second baby, on top of all that is going on in the world right now. I thought there was no better time to revisit my goals and walk you through some of the things I do.  Resources mentioned in this episode: Notion Template: https://www.notion.so/luisduque/faf241e99618402f870b8355eb079f7b?v=7f647fc62e8c415cac1e97f79ac899fe Gamification Project: https://www.notion.so/The-Gamification-Project-ab40dadeedc443a5bcb3263d72bf6566 Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK 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 Travel Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTravelPage YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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: https://linktr.ee/EngourFuture In this podcast, your 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: engourfuture@gmail.com
18:20
June 19, 2020
EOF007: How To Balance Work and Volunteering
Follow @engourfuture Resources mentioned in this episode: Notion: https://www.notion.so/personal Woven Calendar: https://woven.com/ The One Thing Book: https://amzn.to/3d19TI5 Getting Things Done Book: https://amzn.to/36EgPsf The 4-Hr Work Week Book: https://amzn.to/3gx3DtZ Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK 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 Travel Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTravelPage YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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: https://linktr.ee/EngourFuture In this podcast, your 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: engourfuture@gmail.com
17:57
May 27, 2020
EOF006: Write the Resume that Will Stand Out
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail - Benjamin Franklin Summary of Content: It is really hard to get a well-written resume, but thankfully you do not have to do it alone. In this episode of the Engineering our Future Podcast, I bring you 7 really easy to implement tips to get your resume a boost. I have switched jobs three times in the past three years so I have been working on my resume skills for three years and have applied these tactics to get me interviews and then jobs.  Resources mentioned in this episode: Grammarly: https://bit.ly/2SZBIbI Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK Connect with 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 Travel Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTravelPage YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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: https://linktr.ee/EngourFuture In this podcast, your 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: engourfuture@gmail.com
20:25
May 13, 2020
EOF005: Sharing my Story to all New Graduates
Find episode show notes at: www.luisfelipeduque.com/podcast Share your message of encouragement to all new graduates here: https://bit.ly/PodcastMessage or via email at: engourfuture@gmail.com Support the Podcast: http://bit.ly/EOFPodcastSupport Summary of Content: Graduating during this time of uncertainty is definitively not an easy situation. In this episode, I share my story of how I overcame challenges to find my first structural engineering job. I spent more than four years looking for a job while I bounced between maintenance, custodial, wastewater treatment plant operator, and quality control technician to finally find a job in structural engineering. The road was not easy but I hope you stay positive as I share my story. Resources mentioned in this episode: ASCE Resources: https://bit.ly/3cUHGCg Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK 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 Travel Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTravelPage YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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: https://linktr.ee/EngourFuture In this podcast, your 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: engourfuture@gmail.com
18:58
April 29, 2020
EOF004: Working in Developing Countries as an Engineer
Find Show notes at: www.luisfelipeduque.com/Podcast In this episode, I talk about some of the things I have found useful when traveling with Engineers Without Borders to developing countries. These projects have been some of the most amazing experiences I have had as a young engineer. I hope you enjoy these tips and be sure to subscribe to the podcast to listen to the rest of this mini-series coming in future months.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Engineers Without Borders Find the Podcast Social Media at: 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: https://linktr.ee/EngourFuture Find Luis at:  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/LuisDuqueYouTube Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts
21:36
April 15, 2020
EOF003: Networking Tips: Advice for the Introverted
“It should be your goal not to meet the most people as possible, but to understand who else is connected to whom and what the rest of the network looks like.” –David Burkus In this episode of the podcast, I talk about some tips I have found useful when going to networking events as an introverted. I wanted to publish this episode as we were approaching the Structures Congress but as you can imagine, it was canceled. Fortunately, the team at SEI worked hard to create a virtual congress which will be held on April 7th. Let me know what other tips you have found useful when going to networking events! Summary of Content: Listen more than you talk Always bring business cards Be respectful of their time Be you Resources mentioned in this episode: Virtual Structures Congress: http://bit.ly/VirtualSC2020 Podcast Gear: Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK Luis Duque: Westgate Travel Partners: http://bit.ly/WGTPDiscounts 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/LuisDuqueYouTube 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: https://linktr.ee/EngourFuture In this podcast, your 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: engineeringourfuturepodcast@gmail.com
16:40
April 1, 2020
EOF002: Working From Home: 7 Things to Consider
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Charles Buxton Thanks for coming back to this bonus episode. It is a strange time to get things done. In this episode, I talk about some of the things I have implemented when working from home. No matter what you do or what your set up looks like, make sure it works for you! Here is a list of the tips I talk about. Let me know your tips on the comments or on social media! Get the right equipment: Dual Monitor Headphones (for calls) Speakers Lamp Keyboard and Mouse Computer with Docking Station Ground yourself Plan your day Find a quiet place, if you can Be accountable Overcommunication is Key Use your commute time wisely Resources mentioned in this episode: CNBC Article Find me on: Facebook Community LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram
26:31
March 25, 2020
EOF001: Introducing the Podcast and Overcoming Fear
Thank you for taking the time to listen to the podcast. I want this podcast to be a resource where we can all learn from each other. I am not an expert by any means but want to teach you all I know while learning from all of you. I have been thinking about making this podcast for almost a year now. I was scared to do it because I was scared of rejection. Then I really thought about it and it sounded ridiculous. It really does not matter what people think, I just want to make it the best I can and hopefully I can help at least one of you. Let's make it fun and entertainment and please don't hesitate to reach out, I want to hear from you!  Organizations mentioned:  Structural Engineering Institute  American Society of Civil Engineers  Engineers Without Borders  Follow the Podcast on Twitter: Follow @EngOurFuture Facebook Community: http://bit.ly/EOFFBGroup Follow Luis on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITLinkedIn. Follow Luis on Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter. Follow Luis on Facebook: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueFacebook. Follow Luis on Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram. Personal Website: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueWebsite
11:43
March 18, 2020