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

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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 takethe corporate world by storm. But in order to succeed in yourcareer, you'll need more than just great technical skills. You'llneed to be able to promote your ideas, share them with others, andwork with a wide variety of people. Stuff You Don't Learn inEngineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World isdesigned to give engineers entering the corporate world the "soft"skills they'll need to succeed--in business, and in life. Based onthe author's popular leadership seminars, this easy-to-digest guideto success will help even the most inhibited engineer tocomfortably deal with the difficult people, processes, and meetingsof 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 vitalskill areas and helpful tips you can apply immediately to anysituation, Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School will helpyou take charge of your career and achieve the success for whichyou've worked so hard.

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About the Author:

CARL SELINGER is an independent consultant in aviation,transportation planning, and strategic business planning. Duringhis thirty-one-year career at The Port Authority of NY & NJ,Mr. Selinger rose to Manager of Aviation Business Development. Hespent twenty-seven years teaching at such respected institutions asThe Cooper Union, SUNY Maritime, Pace University, NJIT, and CityCollege of New York. Mr. Selinger is currently an active member ofthe Airports Council International, Business InformationTechnologies Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers,Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society forEngineering Education, and the Women's Transportation Seminar,which honored him as its Greater NY Chapter's 1998 Member of theYear.

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"It is terrific....very valuable for engineers.....well thought outand right on the money." - Neil Senturia, Blackbird Ventures

"What a nice surprise to receive it. I've told several peopleabout the book. It's such a great topic, one which you know Iespecially appreciate. - Susan de la Vergne, www.susandelavergne.com

"Throughout my career, I’ve always said that I’vebeen helped a lot by things that I didn’t learn inengineering school. This is especially true of the Dartmouthcurriculum for engineers, which requires 5 years, and has a strongliberal arts component. So I planned my speech around the theme ofhow important it is to be able to do more than technical things. Atthe same time, I saw your book mentioned in the ASCE newspaper, soI thought that it would make a nice gift to the 150 engineeringgraduates. I purchased the book through Barnes and Noble (internet,of course). It is a good, useful publication about something that Ibelieve very strongly. I was happy to see that someone has writtena book about something that should be a fundamental precept forsuccess in the world of engineering, and I was happy to share itwith some young people who will shape the world for the next 40years." - Tom O'Neill, CEO Parsons Brinckerhoff

"I think that part of what we do as educators, in addition todeveloping knowledge, skills, and experiences in the curricula, isto equip the students with other useful survival skills. Carl'sexperiences as reflected in his book are an example of theseskills. While the book is written from an engineering perspective,its contents apply across the disciplines. I was so taken by itsrelevance to the needs of students that I recommended it to theGraduate Honors Program at Baruch. The danger in the book is thatmay be perceived as relevant only to engineering. This isdefinitely not the case. It ought, I believe, be done on across alldepartments and all classes. Perhaps it is my long experience inthe business world that accounts for enthusiasm for what Carl hasdone and can do. My survival kit looks much like Carl's." - JamesDrogan, Acting Director, Graduate Program in InternationalTransportation Management, SUNY Maritime College

"It was like having my own personal mentor at the tip of myfingers." - Kimberly Gilbert, Track Engineering Manager, SYSTRAConsulting

"I found your book to be perfectly appropriate for this [firstjob] stage of my life. What a great toolbox for me to start mycareer with. The examples and tips you give are truly helpful and Iplan on keeping it available for referencing at each and everyprofession that I explore in the future." - Laynie Weaver, NationalTransit Institute, Rutgers University

"I enjoyed your book and will recommend it highly to everyone Iknow. You are great encouragement to those in the engineeringfield." - Darlene Rivera, P.E., Project Manager, Berger LehmanAssociates, P.C.

"Those of you who've been following Carl Selinger's monthly"Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School" column on the IEEESpectrum Careers site will be pleased to learn of his book by thesame title. The book covers non-technical "real world" leadershipskills like decision-making, setting priorities, negotiating,teamwork, running meetings, and better writing and speaking. We'rebig fans of Carl's friendly, level-headed approaching to tacklingthese often confusing topics." - IEEE Canada Newsletter

"The book was very readable and filled with insights. I wasparticularly fond of the chapters on assertiveness and leadership.The book has an excellent combination of helpful business andsocial tips, reasons to learn them, and methods to gain thesetraits for yourself. The book is a powerful tool for newly mintedengineers and experienced professional engineers." - DominickGatto, P.E.

"Selinger offers a condensed, easy to read synopsis of importantskills engineers need to know to succeed in business, such as howto conduct meetings, time management, and decision making. Theideas are given in practical, easy to follow, guidelines, withexamples. Good sourcebook for career development." - Mary Gennuso,Computer Specialist, NYC Transit

"Carl Selinger is on target for his efforts and employers owehim a debt as well. Managers benefit because they get a window onwhat Carl discusses with students when they attend his seminars. Aswe go through many of the current management fads, folks like Carlseem to understand that it is the "software" (i.e., the people)that make the difference. People skills are extremely important ifyou expect to survive. Every good project manager I have everworked with or sharp youngster I have had the privilege ofdeveloping "gets it" at this basic level. The organization of thebook touches on topics that most engineering schools cannot teach.For those of you with lower grades in engineering school than youwould have liked, or those of you who know a recent engineeringgrad or a soon to be engineering grad, this is the book for you." -Steven Marrano, ATCO

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