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“One Great Leap”: Your First Steps After College

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” (Neil Armstrong)
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Work Life Balance – How to Find It

With three kids’ college educations on the horizon, my husband and I decided that unless we wanted to retire and live in a shack, I should look at working full-time. My twelve years working professionally part-time fortunately had allowed me to spend time with my children when they were young up to this point.
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Standards in Use – What Value do they Provide?

What is a “standard”? Well, according to my dictionary, the relevant definition (other than “a personal flag or banner”) is:
something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example
something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality
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PE Licensure for Controls Folk – Are you ready?

Is there an empty spot on your wall, crying out for one more degree or certification? A PE licensure is considered the industry’s highest standard of proficiency, an assurance of skill and qualifications. Candidates for licensure must meet requirements regarding education and work experience, and pass an exam. Are you a controls engineer ready to obtain your PE license?
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Your Cube, Your Space

There was a time when I thought a productive employee needed an office where they could shut the door and work away in distraction-free silence. However, while silence is precious and clearly needed at times, there is a lot to be said for the open cubicle office environment. Immediate collaboration is an obvious advantage. The ability to easily open a dialog with a nearby co-worker can be very attractive. However, there are rules and boundaries associated with cube space that we should understand before walking into or shouting over a coworker’s cubicle walls.
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