New-Job Burnout

I'm going to share with you a phenomenon that I'm experiencing  right now -  New-Job Burnout. I didn't even know that such a thing existed until I googled it! Apparently its quite common in young professionals, especially in their 1st year of work. Basically, it is a condition that occurs after long periods in a stressful work… Continue reading New-Job Burnout

Engineer Joke of the Week

Engineer Joke of the Week –

If you're feeling a little lost, don't be. You've just been redirected to the new website from the old site. Thanks for stopping by! I thought I'd lighten things up with some good old... Engineer Jokes of the Week! To kick off, I'm going to share a little secret with you...There is a subtle competitiveness… Continue reading Engineer Joke of the Week –

Engineer Chic!, Marketing Yourself!

Winter Business Wear

Since IMECE is around the corner, this year being held in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, I tought I'd give you a couple of ideas on how to dress for success in Winter.  If you're new to Engineer Chic, you might want to have a look at previous posts on What Does Business Casual… Continue reading Winter Business Wear

Engineer Joke of the Week

Top Ten Reasons NOT to Date an Engineer

  So, since I am actually dating an engineer (a mechanical engineering masters student, might I add!), I think I'm allowed to joke about this...although I don't think this is going to impress EcoHawk very much 🙂  10.   Shirts and jeans are our formal dress. Hot dog and a six-pack is our seven-course meal.   Sadly, this one is… Continue reading Top Ten Reasons NOT to Date an Engineer

Marketing Yourself!, women in engineering

Do Women Make Better Marketers than Men?

And back to MARKETING we go.As one reader pointed out: marketing is not advertising. Marketing is about segmeting your target market, doing research into that target market, their wants, their needs, and upon discovering those wants and needs, miraculously filling a lucrative gap in the market by developing a product tailored to meet all the needs of that target… Continue reading Do Women Make Better Marketers than Men?

Career, Engineer Chic!

First-Day-of-Work Wardrobe Tips

Last week I got an email from a young engineer in need of wardrobe help. I was more than happy to offer some advice:  I came across your blog awhile ago, and was wondering if you could help me with a little problem. I'm about to start work at my first engineering internship in a major shipping company (and I'll probably… Continue reading First-Day-of-Work Wardrobe Tips


Becoming a Professional Engineer

So now that I've stopped working like a mad-woman buried under piles of documents, I can get back to the really important blogging! So something interesting happened this week. My boss (the tiny but feisty female chemical engineer-I need to interview her for Engineer-Chic asap) got back from Greece and we had a nice… Continue reading Becoming a Professional Engineer

Engineer Chic!, Marketing Yourself!

What does Business-Casual mean anyway?

    Now this is a really tricky one because there is just so much that can fall into this category...A neat skirt-suit can be business-casual, and on the other hand, you can get away with dressing up a pair of jeans too! So let me start by describing what business causal ISN'T.    … Continue reading What does Business-Casual mean anyway?

Engineer Chic!, Marketing Yourself!

Selling Yourself: Where Engineers get it Wrong!

I have just returned from an ASME leadership training conference (LTC) that was held in Dallas, USA where I had the chance to meet a whole bunch of interesting people from all over the world.I was busy talking about my bright pink hard hat, when I got a 'OMG, are you Engineer-Chic?This was a real… Continue reading Selling Yourself: Where Engineers get it Wrong!

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders Student Conference!

There is something that I've been keeping a secret from the Engineer-Chic space for some time now, but now that things are actually in motion, I'm so excited to blog about it!So a quick recap about EWB (Engineers Without Borders) in South Africa. UCT is the only university that has been engaging in projects so… Continue reading Engineers Without Borders Student Conference!