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

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

Carl Selinger

ISBN: 978-0-471-65576-3

Oct 2004, Wiley-IEEE Press

192 pages

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An engineer's road map to professional and personal success

Congratulations! You're an engineer, and now you're ready to take the corporate world by storm. But in order to succeed in your career, you'll need more than just great technical skills. You'll need to be able to promote your ideas, share them with others, and work with a wide variety of people. Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World is designed to give engineers entering the corporate world the ""soft"" skills they'll need to succeed—in business, and in life. Based on the author'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 today's competitive business world.

Step by step, you'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 Don't Learn in Engineering School will help you take charge of your career and achieve the success for which you've worked so hard.

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Chapter 1: Stuff you don't learn in engineering school.

Chapter 2: Writing.

Chapter 3: Speaking and listening.

Chapter 4: Making decisions.

Chapter 5: Getting feedback.

Chapter 6: Setting priorities.

Chapter 7: Being effective at meetings.

Chapter 8: Understanding yourself and others.

Chapter 9: Working in teams.

Chapter 10: Learn to negotiate.

Chapter 11: Being more creative.

Chapter 12: Ethics in the workplace.

Chapter 13: Developing leadership skills.

Chapter 14: Adapting to the workplace.

Chapter 15: Dealing with stress and having fun.

Chapter 16: Taking action and summing up.

Appendix 1: Manager's survey on nontechnical skills of young engineers.

Appendix 2: Engineers' concerns with the real world and other issues.

Appendix 3: List of professional societies.

""…whether the reader is an enterprising young striver or a highly seasoned professional who has 'been around the block,' one may find some tidbits of real-world wisdom within these pages."" (Software Quality Professional, June 2005)

""…is designed to teach these skills and thereby help its readers become effective and proficient in the corporate world."" (Electronic Design Online, June 14, 2005)

""…do consider adding this title to your engineering collection…I have mentioned the book in every information resources session I teach in mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering."" (Blogcritics.org)

""Pragmatic and thorough, this title seems likely to appeal to its target audience."" (E-STREAMS, May 2005)

""...imparts important skills: 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 having more fun in the process."" (Mechanical Engineering, February 2005)

""This useful book is a primer-or perhaps a survival guide…imparts useful knowledge in a fairly painless way. Selinger isn't just teaching business skills; he's teaching life skills."" (Civil Engineering, February 2005)