Champions of Innovation
Alumni panel shares industry experience with ETIM students
In late October, over 30 students gathered to learn from recent ETIM alumni working in industry. Students sought advice on getting a job, changing careers, finding the best career path, and getting comfortable with uncertainty. Graduates emphasized that they have to be willing to take risks and draw from various experiences to solve problems they’ve never encountered before.
“My biggest takeaway from ETIM was interacting with people from different cultures and different nationalities. Having that exposure to other cultures allowed me to know what I can offer as a black man in America, and how my skills can serve the rest of the world.” – Jonathan Tanner (ETIM ’15)
Another common theme among graduates was the importance of developing interviewing skills beyond a technical skillset. As Fridtjof Melle explained, “