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TECC 99: Engineering Degree and Credential Questions – Special Q&A Series from The Engineering Career Coach and the WPI MBA Program 3 of 6

February 5, 201619 min
This podcast is the third of six special Q&A Series which air every first Friday of the month in addition to our regular episodes through May 2016. I answer more questions from our listeners asking for career advice.

 Here is the summary of the questions and answers I’ve discussed in this session:

Questions:

How can I rise quickly to the top and how can I distinguish myself? What milestones must I achieve? – Ama from Ghana

Would it be useful to get a master's degree in chemical engineering or should I focus on my soft skills and professional development courses that is more related to what I want to do instead of studying general courses in the master program? – Walker from Canada

Answer:

1 - Become a technical expert first in your field

2 - Only get the graduate degree if it will help (relevant and important in your field) and someone will pay for it.

3 - Develop a presentation on an interesting engineering topic in your industry and give it at conferences (elevate your status

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