When I was younger and more naive, I didn’t know that being a female engineer would be a disadvantage. Up until 3 years ago, I thought that I could get anything I want just because I’m a female. However, through my first engineering internship, I saw and experienced things that blew my mind. It’s uncomfortable to share this in a blog but it came to my attention that I am keeping something important to myself. Something that should be shared to the young women engineers in the world who might be in the same situation. This will be a serious blog that will discuss harassment towards women in the construction and engineering industry.
This one is going to be a short blog on school post graduation. I’m still very unsure of my decisions so please take my words with a grain of salt. To be honest, I don’t know what I’m doing either with this one. Read more to hear myself arguing with myself about this decision.
I am writing this post after a long talk with my office administration manager. In our industry, it’s not uncommon to hear “dress professional”, but it’s also very common to hear “It’s the brain not the clothes” or “I don’t need to dress well, I’m an engineer.” This whole mindset has become more popular especially with the new tech era. Everyone in Silicon Valley comes into work wearing jeans and a t-shirt so it’s catching on to everyone else in the tech field. I mean even Elon Musk’s wardrobe is jeans and t-shirts. BUT, it should be understood that the guys in Silicon Valley dress the way they do because they do not deal with clients face to face. They work from their desk 60 hours a week and deal with clients through email. Of course, these ones most often of the lower hierarchy, they don’t have to deal with important clients.
What I mean is, do you see Elon Musk talking to his top investors wearing jeans and a t-shirt?
Just a tiny little bit about S.R., I had the opportunity of meeting Miss S.R. in college. She has been a very genuine friend and there’s no one else as much of a girlfriend as S.R. is in my world. To me she is a great motivator, she was always one step ahead of me and I just had to follow her footsteps. She does very well with balancing here life, she is very hard working and is a huge competitor in our Civil Engineering industry. Therefore, I have asked her to write a little something about her world to share with you guys and thank goodness she agreed!
Today’s interview question of the day is another behavioral question. I have been really busy with school so I will not be able to do 1 question a day so my goal for this topic will be maybe 2 a week. I hope you guys understand. Anyway enough with the excuses, here is today’s question: