Websites All Engineers Should Bookmark

For Job Seekers

EngineerJobs.com boasts a simple, user-friendly interface for engineers to hunt down their dream job. The site's homepage features a simple search engine that prompts the user to insert one of three pieces of information: your desired discipline, state/province, or city. From there, the site directs you to a listing of open engineering jobs, alongside an interactive list to help you narrow your options. For example, when a user begins with Discipline and hits “Environmental Engineering,” they will be presented with a listing of open Environmental Engineering jobs in various locations and at various levels (entry-level, experienced, etc.). They can then select their desired state, experience level, and date the job was posted. Clicking on a posting will send the user directly to the agency’s/company’s website.

For Industry News

It feels fallacious squeezing Engineering.com into a singular category, as this site covers practically all things engineering (jobs, schools, etc.). However, the site does, in a broad sense, cover industry news about new engineering software, new ways to break into the engineering industry, and tips for applying to engineering grad school programs. The site is constantly uploading new content in each category it offers, so you know you won’t be met with stale content that is no longer relevant to the rapidly changing nature of the industry. The site even offers previously recorded and live webinars about new technology and new strategies for project development.

For Engineering Students

Brainly.com is an online community for college students to start productive conversations about challenging questions in their fields. While this site is useful for students in all subjects, the site maintains a bustling community of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology students. Brainly is not dissimilar to other social media sites like Twitter and Facebook in that users can post a school-related question in similar format to a tweet or Facebook status. Other users can then comment with answers or suggestions. The site also allows users to search questions, in case the question has already been asked and answered.

For Fun

The American Society of Civil Engineers, on their website devoted to kids and teens, has a “Just For Fun” page dedicated to engineering-themed games that include engineering a bridge that could withstand an earthquake, trivia challenges to test your knowledge of civil engineering, and a “Shapes Lab” to experiment with the varying strengths of differently shaped structures. Sure, the site’s aimed at kids, but who doesn’t love a good computer game?!