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Rigzone: Advice for Geotechnical Engineering Graduates from UH Civil Engineer

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Audrey Grayson

Geotechnical engineers toil in the mechanics of soil and rocks to design and build structures, roadways, levees and other systems that are supported by soil or rock. Career opportunities abound for graduates in the geotechnical engineering field, but obtaining certain skillsets in this field can give geotechnical graduates an advantage in landing their dream job.

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College and director of the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT), told Rigzone that geotechnical engineering job applicants with a proven ability to design structures such as foundations and support structures will jump to the top of most employers’ resume piles.

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