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01/10/11
Graduating Chemist or Engineer: Visit your local B School
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Networking, Leadership, Post-docs
Posted by: site admin @ 6:47 pm

Can I tell you about an interesting and beneficial experience
I had today?  Today was the day we formalized and
arranged some details for a course being offered this semester.
When everything was completed, I visited the School of
Business on campus (UCONN-Storrs).

Most larger institutions will have a school of management
or business.

If you are interested at all in pursuing an entrepreneurial
activity, as part of an industrial or academic career, or
wish to enter an industrial field, it might be an eye-opening
experience.
They actually train students to interview and take interviews,
in addition to coaching how to compose a number of the
public relations documents.  Many of the professors there
know from ‘in the field’ experience what is sought in
resumes, cover letters and other pertinent documents.

While I might quibble on a few details in applying their
models to technical professionals (scientists, advanced
degreed engineers and technologists), many things they do
can be quite helpful.  This is especially true in entrepreneurial
ventures.

They can also be resources for one’s network, knowing
people who work for specific companies or industries.
Their offices and resources met high standards and they
use some of the latest web based tools.  [I must thank
Professor James R. Lowe for a penetrating introduction.]

Before you spend a lot of time on your “recent grad” or
“following your post-doc” job search, consider visiting
your local university business school.

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