Author: Julie Ross

Federal Job Workshop

Career Services is hosting an information session on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00noon. They invited a representative from The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to talk about their mission, entry level jobs that fit a variety of majors, as well as resume writing and application strategies for federal jobs.

They will be joining us via zoom, so students have the choice to join us in Admin 220 or via zoom. If a student prefers to meet over zoom, they can register for the event on Handshake and a link will be available to them 5 minutes before the event.

Here is the registration link: Talk About it Tuesday: How to Apply for Federal Jobs

Scholarship: ASCE Goodell Scholarship

This year the Northwest Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be giving out one
$1,000 scholarship to civil engineering students who live within the boundaries of the Northwest
Wisconsin Branch. The intent of this scholarship is to recognize the unselfish contributions to
the civil engineering profession that were made by Mr. Harvey Goodell. The hope of the
Northwest Branch is that by awarding this scholarship, the spirit and enthusiasm shown by Mr.
Goodell will be perpetuated.

Application materials and additional information is available on the ASCE Northwest Wisconsin Branch

Website at:

Applications are due 5:00 PM May 31, 2024

Young Surveyors Network – Great Lakes Camping Trip

The Young Surveyors Network is thrilled to announce our upcoming Great Lakes Camping Trip!

Great Lakes Camping Trip, August 15th – 18th

MI, WI, OH, IN, and IL young surveyors have joined together for a camping trip at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! We have reserved a group site in the southeast region of the park, also known as Rivermouth campground. Some activities we have planned include hiking to the Lower Tahquamenon Falls, recovering NGS monuments, and visiting Whitefish Point Lighthouse. Please share the attached flyer and details with other fellow surveyors!

For registration, please visit .  Registration ends on August 1st. Additional details will be sent out after registration has ended. If you have questions, please let us know by replying to this email.

We look forward to seeing you at the Young Surveyors Network Great Lakes Camping Trip!

Best Regards,

Stacey Pollock

Staff Surveyor

Office: 248.689.9090 ext. 1171 | Direct: 248.509.7266

Job Posting: Benesch (Civil Engineering)

About Benesch –

Alfred Benesch & Company (Benesch) is a nation-wide multi-discipline engineering firm with 49 offices in 20 states.  Benesch was founded in 1946 as a Structural and Civil Engineering firm and has since grown and prospered to over 1,000 employees and is consistently ranked in the nation’s top 500 design firms by ENR, most recently #101 in 2023.  Our current services range from Civil and Structural Engineering to Landscape Architecture, Railroad Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Value Engineering.  Benesch is 100% employee owned and provides excellent growth opportunities and benefits.      

In Wisconsin, Benesch has over 30 employees between our three offices located in Neenah, Milwaukee, and Madison.  Our services in Wisconsin include structural and roadway design, construction engineering and management of transportation projects, structural in-service inspections, and value engineering.  We are recognized by our clients for our high-quality work and innovative uses of technology in both design and construction.

Open positions (immediate need) –

Construction/Civil Engineer (Appleton, WI): Ideal candidates will have 5-10 years of experience in the civil-construction field, have a WI PE or ability to obtain one within 6 months.  Primary job duties will include construction inspection and engineering for large scale civil transportation projects including roadways, bridges, and drainage.  Secondary job duties will include various design based on skills and interests when construction projects and field work is not occurring.  Degrees: Civil Engineering, Construction Management (ABET).

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Construction/Civil Representative (Appleton, WI): Primary job duties will include construction inspection and engineering for large scale civil transportation projects including roadways, bridges, and drainage.  Secondary job duties will include various design based on skills and interests when construction projects and field work is not occurring. Degrees: Civil Engineering, Construction Management

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  • Note on both of these positions, any experience level is acceptable for us.  We have two open positions in our Appleton WI office that are in immediate need.  We are open to construction management graduates and civil graduates.  We also have an intern position open for a summer internship

Structural Engineer (Milwaukee, WI): Ideal candidates will have an MS in Civil-Structural Engineering.  Primary job duties include structure & bridge design, field inspection of in-service bridges, and providing technical expertise support for bridge construction projects.  Degrees: Civil – Structural. 

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We have several other positions open in WI and around the country on the Benesch website, but these are our biggest needs at the moment in Wisconsin. 

As we discussed, please feel free to give us some feedback on our job postings and if there are any areas we can improve.  Also, please let me know if there are opportunities for me to get involved in the career planning advice sessions on Fridays like we talked about.

Thank you!

Bryan Schaller, PE 
Construction Project Manager| Associate
direct: 920-966-0058   mobile: 920-238-2948    office: 920-230-6860
18 Jewelers Park Drive, Suite 200, Neenah, WI 54956

Scholarship: MITA Scholarship Fund (Construction)

My name is Danielle Coppersmith, Manager of Communications and Events for the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. I’m reaching out to you today in hopes that you can help spread the word to potential applicants about the MITA Scholarship Fund. 

The MITA Scholarship Fund offers financial support to individuals hoping to pursue a career in the heavy construction industry. This scholarship is not only available for students who may be looking to get a 4-year degree in engineering, construction management, etc. but also for those who are looking to attend a trade school. Anything heavy construction related. In an effort to get the word out to more potential applicants, I am wondering if you could add our link to a page of available scholarships on your website (if applicable) and share it with your department heads to share with students who would qualify and benefit. 

You can learn more about the scholarship here.  

Thanks so much for your time and consideration and please let me know if you have any questions (Danielle Coppersmith <>). 

LEED Training for Students – Spring Webinars

LEED Green Associate Certification: Spring Enrollment

Welcome spring with the LEED Green Associate certification in sustainability! Spearheaded by the US Green Building Council, LEED accreditation demonstrates your knowledge and commitment to the field. Whether it’s understanding Green Buildings or mastering sustainable work practices, LEED accreditation sets you apart.

Our training workshops have guided over 12,000 students and professionals, resulting in an impressive passing rate. Given the exam’s difficulty, enrolling in our course is the most effective path to securing your designation.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training Options:

I will be offering live webinars that can be streamed on any of the following dates:

1. March 16 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST

2. April 13 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EDT

3. May 11 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EDT

4. June 8 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EDT   – OR –

5. On-demand recordings completed at your own pace

The above options (1-5) are all identical.

Register for a live online seminar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here –

Both options offer comprehensive training, practice exams, valuable tips, and required textbooks—all led by a USGBC Faculty member. It’s the most efficient and affordable way to master the material!

Cost: $200 (Use code ‘green’ for $100 off! Non-students: $300)

For any questions, feel free to reach out directly to the instructor, Lorne, at

Have a great rest of your semester,

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
Head LEED Trainer at LeadingGreen
USGBC Faculty