Developing a Technological Mindset
September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015
Landing a dream job is, well, everyone’s dream. But how do you get there? This is a question IV Lab wanted to answer. It turns out there’s probably not a cut and dry path. For some, it’s taking challenging educational course work and for others, it’s the eye opening internship or other life experience. And for most of us, it’s likely a combination of factors.
IV Lab’s David Piech recently shared his perspective on how to develop a toolkit that can help STEM students achieve their goals. David started at IV as an intern immediately after graduating from Duke University, and is heading off to graduate school this falls. For David, finding his path wasn’t only about education and experience – it was about developing the right mindset.
We’ve previewed a few of David’s tools below, but for the full set, make sure to check out his post on IV Lab’s blog.
David’s Note: I have found these techniques to be useful in developing a technical mindset. I provide neither guarantee that they will be of similar aid to you, nor assuredly that they are even correct in their advice. They are biased towards the fields and projects I have been involved with, and are not intended to be exhaustive. I fully acknowledge that I am far from having a full grasp of these techniques and having a mature technical mindset. Take them for what they are.
For more on David and all of the compelling work that IV Lab is doing, check out the Invent, Investigate, and Inspire blogs.
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