Hello engineers! I am really excited to bring you the second in the Engineer Profile series with tech-business-finance-traveling man Lindsay Watt. He is a true thinker and a doer, and a natural story-teller. I think you’ll really enjoy this interview.
If you’re a student now, or if you are an engineering educator, I am sure you will find Lindsay’s take on engineering education really encouraging and interesting. He also references Lebron James, Thomas Edison and Mark Vandreesen (though not all at the same time!), defines his most important ABC (great advice), and reveals his top three criteria for picking that perfect first job:
1) Make sure it has something that you’re passionate about in it.
2) Look for a position where you can learn as much as possible, and they will just keep throwing things at you!
3) Is in a place where things really get done, so you can put thing out there in the world and see how it feels.
You might be surprised by what he said is not so important in that first job. And I was certainly surprised when he explained the relevance of the Quantum Mechanics course he took in school. He tells us his perspective on the five-year plan, and why he choosing to study engineering was such a great choice for him. He also dishes on why his first start-up failed, and the benefits he experienced of getting an MBA.
Please leave a comment below and let me know – was Lindsay’s advice what you expected? What provoked most insight for you? Any temptation to research a new interest or aha’s about your next steps after listening to this? (A degree in Engineering Physics , perhaps?) Enjoy!Read More