12: Professional Development for (Materials) Engineering Students
Professional development is crucial to maximizing your ability to apply the engineering skills learned in school. Being able to refine these skills can have a positive impact on the array of opportunities available after college. In today’s episode, the two of us decided to chat and discuss what we have learned about professional development so far in our careers.
In this discussion about professional development we discuss:
- How gaining real-world context for scientific topics helps aid learning (3:58 )
- Participating in leadership can dramatically improve soft skills (11:51 )
- Some of the lessons we learned getting our first work experiences (16:40 )
- Networking more effectively with professors as a student (24:02 )
- How to use networking tools to their strongest effect (33:12 )
- And much more!
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