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PROJECT MANAGEMENT: How Not to Get Lost in the Weeds: Keeping Your Work on Track

When we find ourselves entrenched in daily tasks and responsibilities, there is a tendency to get hyper-focused, putting our noses to the grindstone, and not taking the time to come up from the trenches to smell the roses.
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#AVANCEONLIFE: The Pros & Cons of Remote Work

When I joined the Avanceon team, I was asked if I would be willing to relocate to Pennsylvania or not. This question came right after I purchased my first home in Oklahoma. I had finally gotten everything set up to my family’s liking, we weren’t too keen on packing up and leaving after just getting settled. Luckily, Avanceon accommodates a remote workforce that allows me to be an active team member without having to go through the hassle of moving. However, that does not mean that working remotely is always preferable. Hopefully by sharing my experience, you will be able to decide what work environment is best suited for you.
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#AVANCEONLIFE: Learning from Others Never Stops

Recently, I stepped into the so-called real world after college. One key lesson I have learned is to learn by example. Sure you can find a list of directions for a majority of the tasks you come across in work and life. However, the day-to-day nuances of sending a professional email and even blending into company culture are learned from the example your colleagues set. You may not realize it as first, but quickly you will come accustomed to how you interact with colleagues and supervisors and it will become second nature.
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#AVANCEONLIFE: Transitioning from Intern to Engineer: Leveraging Lessons Learned

After starting a full-time position as an entry level engineer, there is no shortage of new concepts, procedures, and technologies to learn and familiarize myself with. In addition to these technical hurdles to leap over, there is also the need to adapt to the culture and environment of your workplace. It can be hard to relate to your new colleagues without making an effort to getting to know them professionally. Managing all of these tasks simultaneously can be overwhelming, especially for a fresh engineer who has minimal or no professional experience in their field. Fortunately, my personal experience as a new entry level engineer was not as daunting as it may seem, since I started this development process earlier as an engineering intern.
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Building a Digital Knowledge Infrastructure

We’ve been hearing for a while about the growing experience gap that manufacturers face, as the longest-tenured operations experts claim their gold pocket watches and head off into the sunset. This is true for engineers, technicians, and operators who represent a trifecta of wisdom that manufacturing companies will be hard pressed to replace.
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