A PE can set your resume apart

Member Forum (February 2020)

By Caitlin Kenney

When chatting with folks about the professional engineer’s license, I often hear, “I’m getting my Ph.D. instead” or “I’m in academia. I don’t need a PE.” This makes me cringe because becoming a professional engineer is not competing with your Ph.D. or academia. The PE enhances your academic prowess by demonstrating you have applied professional experience and knowledge.

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