Articles by Victoria Reitz
Careers: Why Should I Hire You?
“Good engineers aren’t necessarily good interviewees,” says Ken Pohl, an engineering consultant in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Stop the boring PowerPoint presentations!
When first introduced nearly two decades ago, PowerPoint and similar slide-show programs were considered a godsend for those giving highly technical presentations on complicated subjects.
Engineers and telecommuting
More Americans now have employers that let them work remotely at least one day per month.
Top 10 ways to get fired
To ensure job security, be sure to avoid the 10 common pitfalls on this checklist from Jennifer Star, a New York City corporate recruiter and trainer specializing in administrative-support personnel:
High-school physics enrollment hits record high
More U.S. high-school students are taking physics than ever before, and the number of physics bachelor's degree recipients in the nation has risen 31% since 2000, according to new data from the American Institute of Physics.
Want to outsourceproof your career? Don't be a commodity.
The best way to protect your salary is to develop your career.
The antiretirement movement — Five ways to create a life portfolio
When you're working and nearing retirement age, retirement seems like a dream.
What does it take to be a leader?
There are many definitions of leadership. A simple one is having influence over others.
Are you hindering productivity at work?
It's estimated that 99% of all business managers are middle management, struggling to manage up while delegating down.
The art of engineering
On the campus of the University of South Florida, one engineering professor is mixing his re-search world with the world of fine art.
A great graduation gift: $90,000 from BMW
The BMW Group invites college students from all over the world to submit entries for a chance to win the 2007 Scientific Award.
Undergrads create handheld Braille writer
To help provide a low-cost communication tool for the blind, undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University invented a lightweight, portable Braille writing device that needs no electronic components.
Fancy schools don't guarantee higher pay
"Elite" college students do not make more money than other college students, or hold higher-status jobs in their 20s, 30s, or 50s, a new study shows.
Leveling the playing field
When the checkered flag comes down this weekend at the 2006 Indianapolis 500 one thing's for sure: the winner will be driving a Honda engine.
Want more money? Specialize
Find out how much your peers are making and what they're thinking about in the 2006 MACHINE DESIGN salary survey.
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