DiscoverEngineering our Future014 // Career Coaching in Civil Engineering with Fernando Ceballos
014 // Career Coaching in Civil Engineering with Fernando Ceballos

014 // Career Coaching in Civil Engineering with Fernando Ceballos

Update: 2020-09-09
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Summary of Content:


Fernando is a Professional Civil Engineer in Texas and works on commercial land development projects throughout the state as a consultant. As a 2013 graduate from Texas A&M University, Fernando has had an opportunity to work on schools, various commercial sites, apartment complexes, and residential master-planned communities. Fernando is also a career coach and host of the Dealing with Life Stuff Podcast. Through his community impact involvement, he currently serves as the SHPE DFW Chapter President, sits on TREC Young Gun Committee, ASCE National Committee of Pre-College outreach, and serves on the Advisory board at a local high school. Fernando was part of the 2017 Coors Light Lideres, 2018 ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering, and featured in the 2018 Class of Dallas Weekly’s Millennials to Watch.


Some questions discussed during the interview:



  • What has been the balance of being a Civil Engineer and being a career coach? Difference and similarities between the technical side and the soft skills side?

  • How has your experience volunteered with ASCE and SHPE?

  • Where you a natural leader growing up?

  • Are the technical skills more important than soft skills?

  • Has dyslexia presented challenges or benefits in your career?

  • What is your advice for up-and-coming civil engineers?


Resources mentioned in this episode:


ASCE: www.asce.org


SHPE: www.shpe.org


Jacko Willink: https://www.instagram.com/jockowillink/?hl=en


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: https://amzn.to/2QKGRmk


Start with Why by Simon Sinek :https://amzn.to/31KMQOw


Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/3bfQxPy


Connect with Fernando:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fdoceballos


Website: https://www.fdoceballos.com/


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fdoceballos/


Twitter: https://twitter.com/fdoceballos


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDvzuAXksoyExE9qIkZnJA


Podcast: https://anchor.fm/dealingwithlifestuff


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Microphone: https://amzn.to/2UNyHLF


Computer: https://amzn.to/3bEohVK


Zoom H6: https://amzn.to/2FgQbMw


Music by Jack Winder:


Outro: Southern Skies


Website: JackWinders.com


Facebook: facebook.com/JackWindersMusic


Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg


Luis Duque:


YouTube: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueEITYouTube


Twitter: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueTwitter


Instagram: http://bit.ly/LuisDuqueInstagram



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014 // Career Coaching in Civil Engineering with Fernando Ceballos

014 // Career Coaching in Civil Engineering with Fernando Ceballos

Luis Duque