Jennifer Vilbig
Jennifer Vilbig
Vilbig & Associates
Dallas, TX

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Biography

Jennifer is a 3rd generation engineer and native of Dallas, Texas. She graduated in 2007 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After spending several years working for large, multi-discipline, international consulting and design firms, Jennifer joined her family's company, Vilbig & Associates. Jennifer decided on civil engineering as a career because the projects she designs impact peoples lives. The road, buildings, sidewalks, water, sewer and storm networks that you use on a daily basis are all designed by civil engineers! Jennifer is an active volunteer with the Society of Women Engineers in Dallas. She has served as the Southern Methodist University SWE Counselor, mentoring and guiding college students for the past five years. Jennifer enjoys traveling, especially to places where she can visit with her college friends! Most recently, Jennifer spent two weeks in Dubai, U.A.E. & Bombay, India for a friends wedding.

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Education
2007 B.S. in Civil Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology
Latest Questions
  • Julie, Phoenix, AZ asked Jennifer Vilbig, Vilbig & Associates

    Added Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:19 AM

    Hello, I am currently a freshman in Civil Engineering and I am interested in helping with urban development of third world countries as well as the sustainability of building in countries with more advanced sustainable solutions, do you know where I can start interning at or who to talk to? I am also curious about what special skills would you recommend me to learn to be a civil engineer? Thank you for your time.
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    Jennifer Vilbig, Vilbig & Associates
    Answered Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:19 AM

    Hi Julie!

    A good place to start would be to look for local chapters of the US Green Building Council or Engineers without Borders (EWB). The US GBC is the body that determines the criteria for the most utilized green building standard measurement, ...

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  • Katherine, Widener University asked Jennifer Vilbig, Vilbig & Associates

    Added Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Hi Jennifer! So, I'm coming to the end of my freshman year in college. Currently, I am an Anthropology/Pre-Physical Therapy major, but am considering changing to Civil Engineering. In high school, I didn't really take any courses pertaining to engineering, I did take pre-calc. I guess what I'm most concerned about is being behind with my lack of knowledge on the topic of engineering in general if I were to change my major to Civil Engineering. If I put in the time and hard work would it be ...
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    Jennifer Vilbig, Vilbig & Associates
    Answered Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Hi Katherine! It is fantastic that you are considering this before the summer starts! You may want to check with an advisor at your university, but math typically tends to be a prerequisite for many of the engineering core classes. I'd highly recommend ...

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  • Erin , Seatle WA

    Added Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Hello! I am so glad I found your site. My name is Erin and I was previously a classroom teacher. I am debating a new degree in environmental studies or civil/environmental engineering. I have a crazy dream of designing rooftop and urban gardens in low-income areas. I am not sure where to begin? Do you have any ideas?
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    Jennifer Vilbig, Vilbig & Associates
    Answered Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Hi Erin!

    First off, would you be more interested in ensuring the building would be able to support the garden, selecting the right plants or designing a rainwater filtration system & cistern? A civil engineer would be involved with the calculations ...

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