Dr. Vrushali Bokil, Professor, Mathematics Department, Oregon State University
~ Students looking for jobs in industry are often advised to develop soft skills, effective communication abilities, cross-disciplinary collaborative techniques, and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary training. What jobseekers do not typically hear about is the need to understand who they are, what they want, and their core values, strengths, and passions. In other words, the most efficient method of career preparation is the inside-out approach. Roughly 50 young SIAM members received this message during the Professional Development Evening at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting, held in Portland, Ore., last July.
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