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Today, I am going to talk about “what it takes to excel as an engineer.”
It came from a monthly newsletter by the current SEAOSD president, Bo Jaquess. (SEAOSD = Structural Engineer Association of San Diego).
According to Bo (and I agree with him), there are three main things (in that order):
- 📧 Availability
- 😊 Amiability
- 🧮 Ability (yes that’s an emoji of an abacus because that’s what we use to run calcs)
I’ll focus on the first one.