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How to Find Success in a Career in Engineering: Session 2


April 15th, 11 AM CST // 5 PM GMT


Engineering is an exciting career path,  allowing you to develop your creative thinking and problem solving ability, while making an impact on the world. Engineers often work in teams to tackle complex challenges that can't be solved alone. That's just scratching the surface.  As an engineer, your skills are highly coveted, so you have options.  What makes sense to you today, may not be clear tomorrow.  What's the right fit for you now?  When's the right time to consider a different role?  We'll attempt to find answers to those and many other questions during our panel discussion with engineers in the field.


We'll discuss a variety of topics, from different perspectives, focusing on what you need to know in order to have a successful career in engineering.



Session 2: TBD



Possible topics of discussion:


  • Different roles and specialties in the Engineering Industry
  • Skills or specialties that are in Demand in the Industry
  • Hiring the Right Candidate vs the Ideal Candidate
  • What You Need to Advance in Your Engineering Career
  • What your typical day looks like
  • Lessons you can only learn with on-the-job experience
  • Lessons you can only learn away from the job
  • How do you measure success?
  • Advice for dealing with setbacks or failure
  • What does it take to excel in your career?
  • How do you know when its right to choose a different path in your career?
  • What is the most valuable career advice you ever received?
  • What is the worst advice you ever listened to?
  • Does an advanced degree give you more or less opportunities if you are at an early stage in your career?
  • What is something you know now that you wish you knew when you first got started?
  • How important is work/life balance?
  • Do you need to be both analytical and creative to succeed in your engineering career?
  • Does your company do anything special to attract or retain the best talent?
  • If you are at an early stage of your career, how long can you expect to spend in an entry level role before moving up?
  • How important is diversity?  Where have you seen success?  Where have there been challenges?


Dates and Register for Free:


How to Land a Successful Career in Engineering: Session 1

  • Terry Collier, Application Level Engineer, 3M
  • Conor McGoldrick, Associate Sales Engineer, Molex
  • Dubbie, Community Member, Retired University Lecturer

Tuesday 17th March

5:00 pm GMT

11:00 am CST

How to Find Success in a Career in Engineering: Session 1

How to Land a Successful Career in Engineering: Session 2
  • TBD

Wednesday 15th April

5:00 pm GMT

11:00 am CDT


The Panel:



Philip Moulden, Pre-sales and Services Director, Schneider ElectricStaff Design Software Engineer/Software Lead at Keithley Instruments/Tektronix
Responsible for Pre-sales support, Training, Quality and ServicesI am an expert in many areas of computer software design and development, including recent experience in Team Leadership, Problem Solving. Visual Studio, C/C++, C#, Object Oriented Programming, .NET, WPF, XAML. XML, HTML, CSS, MFC, VB, PHP, MediaWiki, Jira, Agile, UX design, database design, MySQL, SQL Server, Git, Perforce.


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    Apr 15, 2020 11:00 AM CDT (America/Chicago)
  • End Time:

    Apr 15, 2020 12:00 PM CDT (America/Chicago)
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