3 Important Takeaways From An Evening With Engineers
I was recently invited to represent Wirecog at CSUN’s Evening with Engineers. This event provided me the opportunity to interact with fellow professional engineers and also allowed me to provide real-world, career advice to engineering students.
I was impressed with the variety and breadth of engineering talent that was present at the event. Here’s a list of engineers who participated.
While listening to the professional stories/experiences from other engineers and reflecting on my own past experiences, I observed 3 common abilities, that I feel are necessary for any successful engineering career:
1. Love to Learn
Learning doesn’t stop once you get your degree. In fact, that’s when the real learning begins. Textbooks from certain courses, can provide you with starting points to some domain-specific problems. You will quickly find out, early in your career, that you will have to learn how to do research on your own and pick up new concepts and technologies.
The one thing that is guaranteed in a technology career is change. You will have to learn new skills, which can include new programming languages, methodologies, and industry best practices. This requires that one must be able to learn and adapt quickly. Essentially, learning how to learn in an effective manner that is time efficient to meet the objectives at hand. This also requires a love of learning, and the drive one must have to pursue new knowledge to solve new types of problems discovered in the field.