10 Real Tips for Success for Engineering Students | MIT Engineering Professor sharing Best Advice


10 tips for success for engineering students a career in engineering is very interesting and at the same time very challenging engineering students are shaped to take major leadership roles worldwide only if they take steps to succeed the ways to success in engineering are not different from any other domains we were interested in finding out what current engineering students could do to put themselves on the fast-track to career success here are the best tips provided by blogger Edward crawley a professor of engineering and director of the Bernard M Gordon engineering leader program at MIT most of which would work for any career aspiring college student 1. identify the people who inspire you and find out what makes them tick if you love Apple products Steve Jobs may be your idol or perhaps you love the Segway and its creator Dean Kaman you can easily find out a lot of information about jobs and Kaman or just about any other prominent person in technology so use it to look into what’s helped these people and their companies become so successful then emulate your good traits in your personal scholastic and professional life 2. develop a portfolio of projects participate in every hands-on experimental learning opportunity that a balanced schedule allows this way you’ll have something you need to show a perspective employers or venture capitalists when you graduate while other students will only be able to list their courses in addition you’ll be far more likely to retain the knowledge you’ve gained in classes because you’ll be applying it and in the process boosting your communication and interpersonal skills 3 learn the value of networking when it comes to being a leader whom you know is almost as important as what you know attend lectures on your campus and introduce yourself to the speakers check with your school’s Alumni Association to get a list of alumni from your program connect with undergraduates in addition to email you can use LinkedIn or other social media tools to connect online but remember there’s no substitute for traditional face-to-face meeting so if you can find a way to meet in person that’s always best 4. work in teams as much as you can whether it’s creating a solar-powered car participating in a sport or writing for the school paper get involved with an organization that requires a team effort to produce great results throughout your career you can be sure you’ll work in teams and the skills you develop in school will help prepare you to lead teams when you graduate 5. seek informal leadership roles you’re always a leader whether you’re officially in charge of a team or not sounds counterintuitive but you can lead from any position in any organization by influencing how people work together and how they make decisions usually people think that the leader is the president or the manager but if you learn how to recognize and deal with various leadership styles from any position in a team you’ll be seen as a leader when you take on your first job or internship 6. find your flaws and fix them as with any skill leadership needs constant improvement when you are part of a team try to create a way to get feedback from team members group leaders and professors when you have concrete feedback on how people view you you can work to improve your skills including communication and leadership plus you’ll learn how to accept and give constructive criticism that’s absolutely necessary for your future career 7. take a business class as an engineer it’s not enough for you to be technically proficient you need to have business savvy if you’re going to be a leader you need to understand what a P&L is also known as an income statement read organization charts know how to negotiate contracts and be familiar with the my rated other functions that every top engineer needs to know otherwise you won’t understand what to do when an accountant lawyer or middle manager gets in the way a business course or two can take you a long way and these classes are often easier to pass than your calculus course 8. take design and other humanities classes there’s a wide world out there beyond problem sets laboratories and theory take a visual design course so you’ll know to represent ideas graphically take a cognitive science course to learn how to how people interpret the world and understand it take a literature course to develop your knowledge and appreciate appreciation of the classic books which will help you write and communicate more effectively 9 make your summers productive employers place tremendous value on practical experience seek out internship opportunities actively and early in your academic career try to demonstrate through your internships a series of evolving leadership experiences and use the internships to build your portfolio of actual projects slash products and lastly number 10 recruit and develop your personal board of directors as an undergraduate you might feel alone when confronted with hard decisions about the courses to take jobs to apply for or even balancing school work and your personal life we’ve all been there you won’t feel alone if you develop a personal board of directors just for you just as a company has a board that guides the organization you can stock your board or the professionals from organizations and companies as well as former teachers and knowledgeable family friends here’s an extra pointer be sure to nurture your board of directors keep in touch with them provide them with regular updates ask them for guidance and be sure to thank them for any help they provide most mentors industry are happy and willing to have someone eager to hear their words and to be have someone you willing to be coached by them and don’t be afraid of conflicting advice if members offer different suggestions you’ll have the occasion to balance off one idea against another and make your own decision just like at a real company [Music] thank you for watching don’t forget to give 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    May 7, 2017
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  2. Dheeraj Sharma said:

    nice one

    May 8, 2017
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  3. Dheeraj Sharma said:

    please make a video on what will be my experience as civil engineer during my btech and after life

    May 8, 2017
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  4. Hamid MB said:

    Vedio ideas : what is the diffrence between a civil and structural engineer, how artificial islands are made

    May 9, 2017
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  5. Apurba Singh said:

    Can someone explain me (in a really simple way) what his second point means?

    September 1, 2017
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  6. AJ F said:

    The thumbnail pic says studnets

    December 29, 2017
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  7. Black Knight said:

    I will take entrepreneurship course as well. engineer notebook

    February 22, 2018
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  8. PRANKZOMBIE said:

    StudNets what are engineering studnets?

    April 6, 2018
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    April 27, 2018
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  10. Ankush Banerjee said:

    You copied from 10 Tips for Success for Engineering Students

    https://www.usnews.com › 2009/12/02

    May 15, 2018
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  11. Lord FLako said:

    I came for tips for studnets not students. CLICKBAIT

    July 11, 2018
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  12. Snarky Mark said:

    Humanities is garbage. I would rather smash my thumb with a hammer.

    July 20, 2018
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  13. Tito Adesanya said:

    pretty basic advice

    August 6, 2018
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  14. Richard Gonçalves said:

    This video is awesome, this guy has knowledgement.

    August 13, 2018
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  15. Jamaal E said:

    Basically use Chegg

    September 14, 2018
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  16. CIVIL ENGINEERING FACTS said:

    https://www.youtube.com/c/CIVILEngineeringFACTS
    check it out guys

    September 22, 2018
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  17. Cole Moore said:

    Aaayyyy like this vid

    October 8, 2018
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  18. VINAY RAJU said:

    Nice one

    November 4, 2018
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  19. Aisha Katumba said:

    I love it

    January 6, 2019
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  20. Abul- Yameen said:

    I was asking which is the best country to study Civil Engineering

    January 10, 2019
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  21. Austin Perry said:

    I wish I was a studnet

    February 2, 2019
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  22. David Royer said:

    What is a studnet?

    February 2, 2019
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  23. BRAHMAN'S CREATION SHUKLAJI said:

    Friends, watch this video.
    Tips to become an engineer after 10th and 12th.
    https://youtu.be/Fdg5lNbxtxY

    March 17, 2019
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  24. Cobbinah Takyi said:

    Good video I guess

    March 19, 2019
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  25. leo joy said:

    I was preparing myself to expect STUDNET comments before the video

    April 26, 2019
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