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Career Trajectory Draws Apprentice Diesel Electrician to Union Pacific

Posted April 12, 2017 09:35 AM CDT

Apprentice Diesel Electrician Dave Fota began his career at Union Pacific six years ago as a mechanical service operator at Proviso Yard near Chicago. He will become a diesel electrician next year.

Six years ago, Dave Fota had a college degree in electromechanical technology and was working in the electrical field. What he didn’t have was a defined career path with a clear trajectory.

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Complete Engineer Conference Closes Gap between Academics and Career

Mar. 31, 2017 04:00 PM CST

For most engineering students, advanced collegiate mathematics and science subjects come naturally. What doesn’t come as naturally are the non-technical skills, like presenting to a group, working as a team and communicating effectively.

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Top Three Advantages of Interning at Union Pacific

Feb. 13, 2017 09:00 AM CST

Want a sneak peek of what it’s like to work for a railroad? Interning at Union Pacific will give you that – and more.

Internship opportunities at Union Pacific are available for both summer and year-round sessions. Summer interns work full-time from late May/early June through the beginning of August. Year-round inters work full-time during the summer and part-time when school is in session. Departments will schedule your work around your classes.

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Climbing the Ladder One Challenge at a Time

Jan. 31, 2017 03:00 PM CST

Grace Butts has always been motivated by a challenge. A lifelong learner, she’s fascinated with solving problems and implementing solutions. She does it every day as a manager of maintenance at Jenks Shop in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she oversees the overhaul process of hundreds of locomotives each year.

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Railroads Over Rockets: Family Pride Leads Manager to Union Pacific

Nov. 30, 2016 09:30 AM CST

Nick Mayorga always has looked up to his dad, a third generation Union Pacific locomotive engineer.

“He’s my role model,” Mayorga said. “I’ve always thought he was Superman.”

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