Month: November 2017

Second Assistant Engineer Alex Burgess-Chrost

Meet Alex Burgess-Chrost from Leominster, Massachusetts. A 4-year veteran of the water, Second Assistant Marine Engineer Alexandra Burgess-Chrost opens up to Women Offshore about conquering fears to pursue a passion. Alex attended the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and acquired her Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.  More recently, she elevated her position of Third Assistant Engineer, by obtaining her Second Assistant Engineer License for Unlimited HP/Spearhead Class Vessels.  We caught up with her to check in on her life and career: Alex, could you please describe what your duties are in your current job? “As Second Assistant Marine Engineer on...

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Helideck Workout

Get outside and get rejuvenated… One of my favorite things to do on a nice day at sea is go for a walk on the helideck. The open air, the endless view of the horizon, getting some sunshine or starlight in, is incredibly refreshing. It is a way to get away from the noise and hustle that makes up the other 800+ feet of drillship.  I find that it helps me settle my mind and relax. So what’s to say that you can’t take your entire workout to the helideck?  If you check out my other workouts here and here,...

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Chief Officer Brigitte Hagen-Peter

Meet Brigitte Hagen-Peter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Brigitte is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and a concentration in International Maritime Business.  Brigitte is certified as a Dynamic Positioning Operator and has worked on the water for over a decade. She also holds a USCG Chief Mate License for working on vessels of unlimited tonnage. Brigitte’s story is unique: not only is she an accomplished mariner, but she is also an entrepreneur as co-CEO of Aweigh-Fitness.  Women Offshore first introduced our readership to Aweigh-Fitness, a few weeks ago, in a prior blog...

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#IDid Get An Education: #MeToo’s Double Standard

Preface: Generally speaking, I am not a ‘bra-burny’ type of woman.  I don’t see gender.  I see people.  I don’t see race.  I see humans.  In reality, I’m not a great feminist – if at all.  (Maybe that makes me a great feminist, in that I’m not out to provoke or ‘bigger-better-best’ anyone – I’m not sure.)  Personally, I find it hard to identify as a feminist/gender diversity champion/whatever you want to call it, because I live my life by simple rules: Do your job to the best of your ability. Listen to learn – every single person you...

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13 Reasons Why Your Resume is an #EpicFail & How to Fix it!

Too many candidates dread the thought of working on a resume. Typically, this fear is the reason why so many resumes are poorly crafted. People often don’t know where to start or what to say, yet interestingly enough, make the same mistakes.  Therefore, if you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve acknowledged the problem. In order to correct the issue, we must examine the common errors before proceeding to a solution. So, let’s review and unveil the Top 13 reasons why your resume may be an #EPICFAIL. Note: If you make it to the end, you just may discover what you’re doing wrong and how fix it! #1 – FIRST PERSON...

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