Education

Careers in Science and Engineering

by Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 1996-04-11
Genre: Education
Pages: 127 pages
ISBN 13: 0309521912
ISBN 10: 9780309521918
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Careers in Science and Engineering written by Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, published by National Academies Press which was released on 1996-04-11. Download Careers in Science and Engineering Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5129.html HOW CAN YOU MEET YOUR CAREER GOALS? As Louis Pasteur observed, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” That is the nature of careers in science and engineering—as it is of careers in general (Tobias et al ... -- As science and technology advance, the needs of employers change, and these changes continually reshape the job market for scientists and engineers. Such shifts present challenges for students as they struggle to make well-informed education and career choices. Careers in Science and Engineering offers guidance to students on planning careers--particularly careers in nonacademic settings--and acquiring the education necessary to attain career goals. This booklet is designed for graduate science and engineering students currently in or soon to graduate from a university, as well as undergraduates in their third or fourth year of study who are deciding whether or not to pursue graduate education. The content has been reviewed by a number of student focus groups and an advisory committee that included students and representatives of several disciplinary societies. Careers in Science and Engineering offers advice on not only surviving but also enjoying a science- or engineering-related education and career-- how to find out about possible careers to pursue, choose a graduate school, select a research project, work with advisers, balance breadth against specialization, obtain funding, evaluate postdoctoral appointments, build skills, and more. Throughout, Careers in Science and Engineering lists resources and suggests people to interview in order to gather the information and insights needed to make good education and career choices. The booklet also offers profiles of science and engineering professionals in a variety of careers. Careers in Science and Engineering will be important to undergraduate and graduate students who have decided to pursue a career in science and engineering or related areas. It will also be of interest to faculty, counselors, and education administrators.