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Integrating an Executive Panel on Communication info an Engineering Curriculum

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3 Author(s)
Norback, J.S. ; Workforce & Acad. Commun. Program, Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Leeds, E.M. ; Kulkarni, K.

Communication skills are key to the workforce success of engineering graduates. The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Workforce Communication Program at Georgia Tech has successfully incorporated executive panel interaction into its capstone design course to align student skills with executive expectations. The objectives of the panel are to raise student awareness about the importance of communication to workforce success and to gain knowledge about communication skills directly from executives. Executives interact directly with students about workforce communication, career advancement, and the communication skills they consider most critical. The process of assembling and holding a panel is described for potential implementation in other engineering programs.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 4 )