Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School Skills for Success in the Real World

ISBN-10: 0471655767
ISBN-13: 9780471655763
Edition: 2004
Authors: Carl Selinger
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Description: An engineera??s road map to professional and personal successCongratulations! Youa??re an engineer, and now youa??re ready to take the corporate world by storm. But in order to succeed in your career, youa??ll need more than just great technical  More...

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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

An engineera??s road map to professional and personal successCongratulations! Youa??re an engineer, and now youa??re ready to take the corporate world by storm. But in order to succeed in your career, youa??ll need more than just great technical skills. Youa??ll need to be able to promote your ideas, share them with others, and work with a wide variety of people. Stuff You Dona??t Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World is designed to give engineers entering the corporate world the "soft" skills theya??ll need to succeed-in business, and in life. Based on the authora??s popular leadership seminars, this easy-to-digest guide to success will help even the most inhibited engineer to comfortably deal with the difficult people, processes, and meetings of todaya??s competitive business world.Step by step, youa??ll learn important skills like Setting priorities Working in a team Being more effective at meetings Speaking in front of a group Negotiating personal or business issues Dealing with stress And just having more fun in the process! Filled with insightful, practical advice addressing dozens of vital skill areas and helpful tips you can apply immediately to any situation, Stuff You Dona??t Learn in Engineering School will help you take charge of your career and achieve the success for which youa??ve worked so hard.

CARL SELINGER is an independent consultant in aviation, transportation planning, and strategic business planning. During his thirty-one-year career at The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Mr. Selinger rose to Manager of Aviation Business Development. He spent twenty-seven years teaching at such respected institutions as The Cooper Union, SUNY Maritime, Pace University, NJIT, and City College of New York. Mr. Selinger is currently an active member of the Airports Council International, Business Information Technologies Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, and the Women's Transportation Seminar, which honored him as its Greater NY Chapter's 1998 Member of the Year.

Preface
Stuff You Don't Learn In Engineering School
Writing
Speaking and Listening
Making Decisions
Getting Feedback
Setting Priorities
Being Effective at Meetings
Understanding Yourself and Others
Working in Teams
Learn to Negotiate
Being More Creative
Ethics in the Workplace
Developing Leadership Skills
Adapting to the Workplace
Dealing with Stress and Having Fun
Taking Action and Summing Up
Appendix
Manager's Survey on Nontechnical Skills of Young Engineers
Engineers' Concerns with the Real World and Other Issues
List of Professional Societies
Index
About the Author

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