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Summary Advice to Rocket Scientists A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers

A former NASA engineer and astronautics professor offers down to earth advice and recommended rea. A specialized book but not AS specialized as you d think from the title Really it s a great little book very little which helps full of advice for college students preparing to enter the professional workplace then advice for their first few years there I read it because I wondered if it would be useful for the young people in my organization and now I m sure that s trueOf course I am a Rocket Scientist and so are those young engineers I m hiring But I suspect this would work well for lots of other professional fields Certainly any technical industry one where you work as part of a large organization whose success depends on the intelligence and productivity of its employees

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Advice to Rocket Scientists A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers

Ding on preparing for and surviving in science related professions This book is especially valuab. SWE D Book Club Nov 2009This book is not marketed correctlythe author claims it it is a career survival guideno it s not it s how to land your first job and how to work in academia that s it I ve been working for 10 years and I found zero benefit from any of this most of his career advice I already knew myself It s really geared for graduating undergraduate engineering students because it discusses resume writing interviewing negotiating offers etc The other main portion of the book is a brief overview of pursing a career in academia This author makes several points that I strongly disagree witha He advises that you should have a paragraph description of every course you ve had even reuired ones Seriously I normally advise people to list the titles of elective courses and that s it My resume is five pagesit would be 20 if I did something stupid like thatb He thinks you should go straight to grad school if the job market sucks NO NO NO NO It s one thing to take classes part time while looking but if you are in an academic program full time you CAN T GET A FULL TIME JOB This is not brain surgery If you commit yourself in one way it makes you inflexible in other ways I have a friend that did his BSEMSPhD straight and I picked up two MS while working full time He commented to me when he finished school that his path was a mistake because he had very little job experience and he spent too many years getting very little pay and no 401k etc By the time he d graduated I d had several years of work experience and had earned promotions etc c He claims you can take a job offer based on whether you like the boss In good economic times when students are flush with offers this may be true But when it s high unemployment people will take any job they can get period He wrote this book in 2004 when things were already going south which shows that he has been too isolated in academia to realize that things had changedd Although he mentions in his preface about how he d like to see women in engineeringscience he never once addresses the substantial issues relating to women in those professions For example women that get pregnant prior to academic tenure regardless of discipline will not be promoted If you think I m wrong try and find one I have numerous other examples of how I disagree with the author and I just became increasingly frustrated with the book the I read Divorce Amp Remarriage on preparing for and surviving in science related professions This book is especially valuab. 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Jim Longuski ✓ 8 review

Le for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environmen. I found this book at a friendcolleague s place and I am so mad that I didn t read it in freshman year as he did There are so many nudgets of wisdom in this book It accurately describes the workplace at a job or an academic institution and advises you about common pitfalls and failings I have found that I am able to map my engineering career in a structured and efficient way after reading it I am so grateful that I found out about it and will be recommending it to all my friends as well as juniors


5 thoughts on “Advice to Rocket Scientists A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers

  1. says:

    A specialized book but not AS specialized as you'd think from the title Really it's a great little book very little which helps full of advice for college students preparing to enter the professional workplace then advice for their first few years there I read it because I wondered if it would be useful for the young people in my organization and now I'm sure that's trueOf course I am a Rocket Scientist and so are those young engineers I'm

  2. says:

    SWE D Book Club Nov 2009This book is not marketed correctlythe author claims it it is a career survival guideno it's not it's how to land your first job and how to work in academia that's it I've been working for 10 years

  3. says:

    I found this book at a friendcolleague's place and I am so mad that I didn't read it in freshman year as he did There are so many nudgets of wisdom in this book It accurately describes the workplace at a job or an academic institution and advises you about common pitfalls and failings I have found that I am able to map my engineeri

  4. says:

    Highly recommend for anyone pursuing a technical career

  5. says:

    This book is so short and easy to read you would think at least one professor or dean would include a copy of this w the sch

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