In this article (and video above), I talk to Connor Adamsick, an EIT and bridge engineer at HDR in Denver Colorado who recently took the Civil Structural PE exam in April. He talks about his experience taking the exam, and how he thinks gymnastics correlates with studying for your PE Exam. He is also going to provide some very specific study prep tips that you won’t want to miss.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Connor:
- You recently wrote an article on LinkedIn called: All-American to PE Hopeful where you talked about how while competing for your University, you also were studying for a degree in Civil Engineering. What has this experience taught you and how does gymnastics correlate with studying for your PE Exam?
- Take us through the preparation process, from the moment you decided to take the exam up to where you started to study for the exam. Are there any set guidelines, schedules, or procedures you used to determine how you will study for the exam?
- Why did you decide to take the exam a year early?
- How long did it take you to study for the Civil Structural PE exam?
- While studying for the exam, did you set goals for yourself, and if so, how did the goals help you along the way?
- Tell us more about exam day. Was it everything you expected, and how do you think you did in the exam?
- What advice can you give engineers out there considering taking the Civil Structural PE exam?