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A Letter to Entry-Level Engineers

Advice for today’s young engineers on their way to becoming tomorrow’s engineering leaders

By Ryan Curtis, PE, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager

They don’t teach you everything you need to know, in school.

That is the message behind Ryan’s latest article for Modern Steel Construction, the magazine of the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Read the full article for sage advice about thriving in the AEC industry while cultivating your talent and leadership potential with support from strong mentors.

Learn to:

  • Work smarter
  • Engage your colleagues
  • Not be overwhelmed
  • Embrace learning opportunities
  • Expand outside your comfort zone
  • Contribute to your community
  • Understand the AEC business
  • Navigate post-Covid work environments
  • Implement communication technology

About the author

Ryan is an award-winning structural designer and project manager. In addition to designing celebrated work such as the Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, Ryan stays active in the industry locally and nationally. In 2019, he was appointed to the Architectural Industry Advisory Committee (AEIAC) at the University of Nebraska. His thought leadership has been featured in Modern Steel Construction and Structure Magazine. He is a frequent presenter to both engineering students and working design professionals.