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Global Engineering Professional Seminar ME 290 Agenda Week 5: September 22, 2011. Quiz this week: 10 questions, first three chapters GlobalHUB—please register on GlobalHUB and join our ME 290 group —Global Engineering Student Profiles at http://globalhub.org/

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Global engineering professional seminar me 290 agenda week 5 september 22 2011

Global Engineering Professional Seminar ME 290 Agenda Week 5: September 22, 2011

Quiz this week: 10 questions, first three chapters

GlobalHUB—please register on GlobalHUB and join our ME 290 group—Global Engineering Student Profiles at http://globalhub.org/

Profile Assignment—see blue hand-out, due November 3

Survey #2—Prof. Jesiek, Global Engineering research


How to join globalhub
How to “join” GlobalHUB?

  • Go to the website: http://globalhub.org/

  • “Register” with a login, create password

  • Under “Members,” click on “groups” and search….any term in “Global Engineering Student Profiles.”

  • Click on “Request Membership.”

  • Browse around a little, e.g., East Asia…


Profile professional opportunity
Profile: Professional Opportunity

  • Way to discover what you really have to offer!

    • 50% completion of BSME

    • Credentials—courses, projects, activities

    • Capabilities—illustrated with extended examples, evidence!


The profile package
The Profile Package

  • About 1000 words

  • Two pages, single-spaced, formal report format

    • Title, headings (3 minimum), subheads, page numbers, etc.

    • open line between paragraphs

    • Perfection!


What s inside
What’s inside?

  • The answer to the interview question, “Tell me about yourself!”

    • Timeline: present, then past and future!

    • Begin with present—”Who are you?”

      • “context”—an introduction, e.g., current status as a sophomore in the Purdue BSME program


What else
What else….

  • The past

    • Only those elements that relate to where you are going in the future!

    • Examples: reasons why you have chosen the profession of engineering, examples of character or strengths


And in conclusion
And, in conclusion….

  • Future

    • Where are you headed?

    • Show literacy!

    • Show passion!


Professional engineering look forward to challenges
Professional engineering--Look forward to challenges…

  • Examine the National Academy of Engineering’s “Grand Challenges”


Professional profiles provide
“Professional Profiles” provide:

  • Identity—who you are…as a professional engineer in a particular time and place

  • Opportunity space—what is held in common with reader/audience/site visitor, what is the transactional/collaborative potential?

  • Action—what is a strategic approach to going forward?


The global professional profile
The Global Professional Profile

A document that conveys the current identity of a mechanical engineer in training who has particular technical interests and the intention to become a contributing professional in a world that is increasingly interdependent and where major challenges are emerging.


Profile content useful
Profile content useful:

1.Cover letters

2. Interviews

3. Scholarship applications

4. “Statement of Purpose” for graduate school

5. Career planning

6. Posted on NSF’s GlobalHub


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