Most accredited engineering schools intensely prepare their students for the technical portion of an engineering career. While some schools also introduce their students to the importance of soft skills, such as communication, networking and leadership, most schools do not. These skills are just as important as technical skills for both engineers and their organizations. In the economy today, engineers must be well-rounded and capable of more than just being a designer. Engineers must be good communicators, they must possess the ability to network and bring in new business, and of course they must develop their leadership ability, which is critical to their success as well as the success of their organization.
This session focused on the importance of six critical career building elements including career goals, credentials, networking, communication, organization, and leadership. Participants were given specific steps that they can take to quickly become confident, productive, well-rounded engineers ready to take their organizations to the next level.
Session Length: 1.5 hours
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