In this article (and video above), I talk with Kerryn Fulton, P.E., the esteemed President and CEO of C.S. Davidson, Inc. about the critical importance of obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) license and the myriad benefits that licensure can unlock for you.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Kerryn:
- How has obtaining your Professional Engineer (PE) license contributed to your professional growth as an engineer and your development as a leader?
- When you invest time in getting and keeping your Professional Engineer (P.E.) license, how does it pay off, especially when evaluating team members and young leaders?
- Why do you believe obtaining a professional engineering license is a significant career differentiator, considering the rigorous process involved, potential legal limitations, and the importance of future flexibility in one’s career?
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode:
- Obtaining a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is a major career achievement, bringing authority, respect, and legitimacy to your role. It signifies expertise and completion of essential steps in becoming a licensed professional, establishing a strong foundation for professional growth and recognition.
- Getting your PE isn’t just about credibility; it boosts your pay, opens doors for better compensation, and enhances your marketability for diverse career paths in the field.
- For younger individuals, it makes sense to keep all avenues open for the future, as you never know where life may lead. Setting oneself up for long-term success is crucial, and maintaining flexibility in career choices is a wise approach.
About: Kerryn Fulton, P.E.
Kerryn started her career path after graduating from Juniata High School and earning her engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Married to Wade, a talented teacher and writer, they have two sons, Thomas and Theo.
In 2001, Kerryn joined C.S. Davidson, an employee-owned engineering firm established in 1923. The company has offices in York, Gettysburg, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Over the years, she climbed the ladder, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and ultimately reaching the top spot as CEO in 2016.
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I hope you found this article helpful. In upcoming articles, I will solve some more PE exam practice problems and answer other questions from our subscribers. Pass the PE Exam videos will publish weekly, so be sure to click the subscribe button so you don’t miss something that could make a substantial difference in your exam result.
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Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success