Building an Engineering Career in a Time of Change

We live in a time of rapid change, and the rate of change is not likely to subside. Fax machines, cellular phones, home offices, and worldwide communications are compressing the time scales on which engineers work. Over the past five years, tens of thousands of technical people have made a transition from the defense industry to the commercial sector, where the growth opportunities require a distinctly different set of skills. Over the past 20 years, students have progressed from slide rules to calculators to computers to engineering workstations.

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