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Paula Jo Lemonds, P.G., P.E.
HDR Engineering
plemonds@hdrinc.com
…Attitudes Necessary for Successful Geoscience Career
• “Succeeding at HDR is all
about making yourself
indispensable. Fin...
 Work hard knowing that quality is important
 Realize that no one owes you anything – No
Entitlement
 Do what you love;...
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Knowledge Skills and Attitudes Needed for Entry-Level Geoscience Employment

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Description of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry-level employees with geoscience degrees and advice for students

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  1. 1. Paula Jo Lemonds, P.G., P.E. HDR Engineering plemonds@hdrinc.com
  2. 2. …Attitudes Necessary for Successful Geoscience Career • “Succeeding at HDR is all about making yourself indispensable. Find the tasks that need to be done but that no one else is willing to do, and volunteer to get them done. If you take ownership of them and do them well, within 6 months we won’t remember how we got along without you.” - Bill Brinker, HDR Engineering • Crises • Pressing problems • Preparation • Prevention • Planning • Relationship building • Needless interruptions • Unimportant calls, meetings, email • Other people’s minor issues • Trivia, busywork • Time wasters • Excessive TV, Internet, relaxation Urgent Not Urgent NotImportant I II II I I V Important
  3. 3.  Work hard knowing that quality is important  Realize that no one owes you anything – No Entitlement  Do what you love; Love what you do!  Join a professional organization!  AEG, GSA, AWRA, AAPG, SEPM, HGS, GCAGS…you get the picture
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