Economist at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Nashville District
almost 3 years ago
You should be able to work hard and learn. Be communicative, especially with your supervisors and project managers. If you're behind on something, let the project manager know before he or she has to hunt you down. If you run into issues, let your project manager know and then ask for help from your peers (don't abuse the help your peers will give you though). Be intellectually honest. Your work will go all the way up to DC and in many instances, reviewed by Congress and/or the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. It will be reviewed by economists and planners who have been in the business for a while. Do not try to shortcut and hide things.