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In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I help a young electrical engineer develop a plan for shifting his career from a domestic position to an international engineering career.
Fadi is a 28 year-old electrical engineer from New York City. He is originally from Iraq and received a scholarship for a Master’s degree in New York. He then obtained an internship doing design engineering and was later offered a full time position with the same company where he works today. He has been thinking about making a shift from working in communications engineering in New York City to a global position in international infrastructure and development.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Listen to this session and learn the strategies that you can apply if you’re planning to change your engineering career path especially if you want to work internationally.
- Try to identify some companies or prospective employers that have international work available in your field.
- Research those companies and understand what credentials they are looking for in these international positions.
- Once you identify these credentials, try to obtain the ones that will give you the best chance to achieve your goals.
- Try to build a network to help you in the international arena.
Transitioning to a new career path can be difficult and time consuming, but you have to stay positive and stay focused.
Resources and links mentioned in this session include:
Engineer Your Goals – Goal Setting Course for Engineers
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Click Here for Session #40 Transcription
Are you planning on transitioning to another engineering discipline?
I would love to hear any questions you might have or stories you might share about strategies that you have taken to make changes in your career.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success