Mentoring the next generation
The next generation lined up to chat with some mentors.
It is so refreshing and gives me a sense of this next generation’s capabilities and eagerness to immerse themselves into the engineering profession. They have so many questions and hopes and dreams.
The “grey beards” field questions during the mentor meet-up.
We grey-beards try to impart some sort of guidance by discussing our own careers and how we got started and offer what we can to these young people to steer them in the right direction toward greatness in their careers.
Our organizers and support staff of Naomi Price, Suzanne Deffree, and Janine Love (We could not do this without them!).
It takes a team effort to organize these types of events and make them mean something to attendees wondering which roads to take, where to get support, mentoring, and a job, just mention a few of their questions.
I can tell you that after sessions like this with these youngsters, there is great hope and a very bright future of creativity and drive in our profession. Good things are coming in the near and far term from these types of new engineering hopefuls.