Working in Engineering

Author: Tony Price
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906041991
Category: Engineering
Page: 288
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Whether you're about to start studying engineering at university and want to know about your career options, or you're a graduate who wants to secure an engineering role, 'Working in Engineering' provides you with all the information you need. An engineering degree opens up doors and creates opportunities not open to other graduates and this book helps you to to make the most of these opportunities.

Good Grad!

A Practical Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences and Engineering
Author: Joseph W Gangestad Ph D,Joseph W. Gangestad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988972605
Category: Graduate students in engineering
Page: 228
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A graduate student in the sciences and engineering has to attend conferences, write journal articles, navigate collaborations, negotiate for lab equipment, mediate between squabbling lab mates, indulge eccentric professors, teach undergraduates, and secure funding every semester. Undergrad teaches you none of these skills, and no one warns you before you start grad school that you need them. "Good Grad " is a practical-and politically incorrect-guide for current and future grad students trying to unravel the mysteries of the master's degree and Ph.D. For most of your time in grad school, you're not worrying about looking good to an admissions committee or beefing up a resume. Instead, you're hoping that you'll get that teaching position next semester so you can pay the rent; you're working late into the night to get that conference abstract submitted before the deadline; you're wondering how to get forms signed when your advisor is out of town; you're hoping you won't have to spend the weekend feeding rats in the lab. "Good Grad " contains the hard-fought wisdom of those who have gone through these trials by fire and come out the other side. For budding scientists and engineers, "Good Grad " is an indispensable resource at every stage of a graduate career, from when you're deciding whether to attend grad school at all to when you're finally defending your thesis, and all the years in between. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Going to Grad School Chapter 2: The Milestones of Grad School Chapter 3: Your Advisor Chapter 4: The Research Group Chapter 5: Your Research Chapter 6: Funding Chapter 7: Going to a Conference Chapter 8: Publishing a Journal Article Chapter 9: The Bureaucracy Chapter 10: Getting a Job Epilogue: Social Life

Careers in Science and Engineering

A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond
Author: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Institute of Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,National Academy of Sciences,National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309521912
Category: Education
Page: 127
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As science and technology advance, the needs of employers change, and these changes continually reshape the job market for scientists and engineers. Such shifts present challenges for students as they struggle to make well-informed education and career choices. Careers in Science and Engineering offers guidance to students on planning careers--particularly careers in nonacademic settings--and acquiring the education necessary to attain career goals. This booklet is designed for graduate science and engineering students currently in or soon to graduate from a university, as well as undergraduates in their third or fourth year of study who are deciding whether or not to pursue graduate education. The content has been reviewed by a number of student focus groups and an advisory committee that included students and representatives of several disciplinary societies. Careers in Science and Engineering offers advice on not only surviving but also enjoying a science- or engineering-related education and career-- how to find out about possible careers to pursue, choose a graduate school, select a research project, work with advisers, balance breadth against specialization, obtain funding, evaluate postdoctoral appointments, build skills, and more. Throughout, Careers in Science and Engineering lists resources and suggests people to interview in order to gather the information and insights needed to make good education and career choices. The booklet also offers profiles of science and engineering professionals in a variety of careers. Careers in Science and Engineering will be important to undergraduate and graduate students who have decided to pursue a career in science and engineering or related areas. It will also be of interest to faculty, counselors, and education administrators.

Now What?

The Young Person's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career
Author: Nicholas Lore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565949
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The impolite truth nobody mentions in college commencement speeches: "Many of you have just spent four years and a small fortune studying something you will never use, and, if you do, you won't like all that much. Have a nice life." Up until now, you've had to rely on hit-and-miss methods of picking your career that lead to only 30 percent of college graduates reporting satisfaction with their careers. That's because up until now there has never been a book that guides you through the difficult process of designing a career that gives you the best chance for both high-level success and satisfaction. But career guru Nicholas Lore has found a way to show you how to custom design a career where you will: Look forward to going to work Be extremely successful and productive Use your natural talents fully in work that fits your personality Be highly respected because you excel at your work In Now What?, he helps you put all the pieces together to make wise decisions about what you will do with your life and how you can best go about setting and accomplishing your life and work goals. You'll also learn the skills you need to live an extraordinary life. Filled with charts, worksheets, and quizzes, Now What? is the cutting-edge guide for choosing a career that fits you perfectly -- whether you're a college student, a twentysomething already out in the working world, or a high school student just getting started.

Life After...Engineering and Built Environment

A practical guide to life after your degree
Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134185391
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail - but for most things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering. Life After...Engineering and Built Environment has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. It will be source of invaluable advice and wisdom to graduates on where their degree can take them, covering such topics as: Identifying a career path that interests you – and how to start pursuing it The worldwide opportunities open to engineering graduates Staying motivated and pursuing your goals Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from scholar to worker The Life After University series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice – recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.

From Graduation to Corporation

The Practical Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder One Rung at a Time
Author: Andy Teach
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452035819
Category: Self-Help
Page: 248
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ABOUT THE BOOK Reviews "I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates." -- Bettie Corbin "Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book."--Edward Halebian, Television Executive "Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition." -- Scott Braverman, former Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor "I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers." -- Stanford University Senior This isn't just another's one of the best handbooks to have when you get into trouble or need ways to improve in many contexts of corporate life.--NVS, Computer Scientist Product Description The second edition (2012) of the popular career advice book, From Graduation To Corporation, is a comprehensive guide to success in the workplace and is specifically tailored to college students and recent college graduates. It is an invitation to the "Millennials" (Generation Y) to go inside the head of a corporate veteran. By examining the thought processes of a senior executive and learning from his experiences, recent college graduates can be better prepared to narrow the gap between their expectations and the expectations of their supervisors. This edition contains additional information on job search websites, social networking websites, college career centers, career fairs, dining etiquette, and the different generations in the workplace. Other key areas to career success include tips on resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, dealing with difficult people, dating at work, how to act in meetings, dress codes, how to stay organized, how to ask for a promotion/raise, Internet/email/telephone etiquette, and Andy's 73 "Corporate Commandments." What makes this book unique is that the author not only gives us his refreshingly honest account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but also discusses his fall from the top rungs. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over twenty years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. Find out what he did right and what he did wrong so that you can reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder . . . and stay there!

REA's Authoritative Guide to the Top 100 Careers to Year 2005

Author: Research and Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878910625
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 359
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This book provides current information on the top 100 careers. Each career is described in detail, including job duties, training and education requirements, salary, projected job availability, and related occupations. It includes a special section on how to find a job, write a resume and cover letter, and provides tips for effective job interviews.

Is There an Engineer Inside You?

A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering
Author: Celeste Baine
Publisher: Engineering Education Service
ISBN: 9780981930077
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
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Offers guidance for readers planning an engineering career with a detailed description of the profession and its many specialties.

Thinking About Equations

A Practical Guide for Developing Mathematical Intuition in the Physical Sciences and Engineering
Author: Matt A. Bernstein,William A. Friedman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118210646
Category: Mathematics
Page: 258
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An accessible guide to developing intuition and skills for solving mathematical problems in the physical sciences and engineering Equations play a central role in problem solving across various fields of study. Understanding what an equation means is an essential step toward forming an effective strategy to solve it, and it also lays the foundation for a more successful and fulfilling work experience. Thinking About Equations provides an accessible guide to developing an intuitive understanding of mathematical methods and, at the same time, presents a number of practical mathematical tools for successfully solving problems that arise in engineering and the physical sciences. Equations form the basis for nearly all numerical solutions, and the authors illustrate how a firm understanding of problem solving can lead to improved strategies for computational approaches. Eight succinct chapters provide thorough topical coverage, including: Approximation and estimation Isolating important variables Generalization and special cases Dimensional analysis and scaling Pictorial methods and graphical solutions Symmetry to simplify equations Each chapter contains a general discussion that is integrated with worked-out problems from various fields of study, including physics, engineering, applied mathematics, and physical chemistry. These examples illustrate the mathematical concepts and techniques that are frequently encountered when solving problems. To accelerate learning, the worked example problems are grouped by the equation-related concepts that they illustrate as opposed to subfields within science and mathematics, as in conventional treatments. In addition, each problem is accompanied by a comprehensive solution, explanation, and commentary, and numerous exercises at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity to test comprehension. Requiring only a working knowledge of basic calculus and introductory physics, Thinking About Equations is an excellent supplement for courses in engineering and the physical sciences at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, practitioners, and educators in all branches of engineering, physics, chemistry, biophysics, and other related fields who encounter mathematical problems in their day-to-day work.

Engineering Communication: A Practical Guide to Workplace Communications for Engineers

Author: David Ingre,Robert Basil
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887182
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS FOR ENGINEERS, 2E is ideal for both future and practicing engineers. Predicated on the successful dynamic analysis model CMAPP (context, message, audience, purpose and product), this practical guide provides readers with a variety of communication strategies. Engineers gain important help in creating the types of proposals, reports, memos, letters, job application documents, and digital/social media publications that are most needed for today's workplace. Interrelated case studies and exercises help readers develop the critical thinking and planning skills essential in contemporary engineering. Current and future engineers learn to evaluate important ethical and cultural considerations as they master the development of the effective business communication essential in today's careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Louis Earl] 1882- [Steinheimer
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781362694854
Category: History
Page: 24
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Starting Your Career as a Wall Street Quant

A Practical, No-BS Guide to Getting a Job in Quantitative Finance
Author: Brett Jiu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781453823859
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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Now updated and revised to reflect industry changes in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown! First published in 2007, this unique career guide focuses on the quantitative finance job market. Written specifically for readers who want to get into quantitative finance, this book covers everything you wanted to know about landing a quant job, from writing an effective resume to acing job interviews to negotiating a job offer. An experienced senior quant, the author offers tons of practical, no-BS advice and tips to guide you through the difficult process of getting a quant job, especially in today's weak economy.

Put your science to work

the take-charge career guide for scientists
Author: Peter S. Fiske
Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union
ISBN: 9780875902951
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 179
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Whether are you are a science undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc or senior scientist, you need practical career development advice. This book will help you explore all your options and develop dynamite strategies for landing the job of your dreams.

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment
Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230391745
Category: Education
Page: 256
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At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

So, You Wanna be an Embedded Engineer

The Guide to Embedded Engineering, from Consultancy to the Corporate Ladder
Author: Lewin A. R. W. Edwards
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0750679530
Category: Computers
Page: 248
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In this new, highly practical guide, expert embedded designer and manager Lewin Edwards answers the question, “How do I become an embedded engineer?” Embedded professionals agree that there is a treacherous gap between graduating from school and becoming an effective engineer in the workplace, and that there are few resources available for newbies to turn to when in need of advice and direction. This book provides that much-needed guidance for engineers fresh out of school, and for the thousands of experienced engineers now migrating into the popular embedded arena. This book helps new embedded engineers to get ahead quickly by preparing them for the technical and professional challenges they will face. Detailed instructions on how to achieve successful designs using a broad spectrum of different microcontrollers and scripting languages are provided. The author shares insights from a lifetime of experience spent in-the-trenches, covering everything from small vs. large companies, and consultancy work vs. salaried positions, to which types of training will prove to be the most lucrative investments. This book provides an expert's authoritative answers to questions that pop up constantly on Usenet newgroups and in break rooms all over the world. •An approachable, friendly introduction to working in the world of embedded design •Full of design examples using the most common languages and hardware that new embedded engineers will be likely to use every day •Answers important basic questions on which are the best products to learn, trainings to get, and kinds of companies to work for

How to Become a Professional Engineer

Author: D. G. Sunar
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
Category: Engineering
Page: 90
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A concise, thorough guide for those who want to earn their Professional Engineer (PE) license. Topics include: benefits of the PE license; who needs to register; how to qualify for the exam; how to document engineering experience; what the exams are like; test-taking tips and strategy.

Careers in Robotics

Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author: Paul Kupperberg
ISBN: 142709134X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job
Author: Karen Kelsky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0553419439
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 5735

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.