Engineering—The Initial Years

by Norman F. Sweeney, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San, Francisco, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management Planning for Survival and Growth


Many young engineers will choose lifelong rewarding careers in engineering. Others will choose to move into fulfilling management careers. Still others will become victims of 'career drift', moving aimlessly through a variety of unrewarding jobs. This paper describes some of the steps a young engineer can take to plan his professional development and tries to emphasize the importance of starting this process early to maximize his or her potential.

Subject Headings: Professional development

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