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Graduate engineer accelerator online seminar

Surviving the first three years as a graduate engineer in South Africa

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Graduate engineer accelerator online seminar
Graduate engineer accelerator online seminar

Time & Location

06 Mar 2021, 09:00 – 13:30 SAST

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About the event

ONLINE SEMINAR DESCRIPTION

The best feeling for many Graduate Engineers is getting that letter that says you have successfully completed the requirements for your degree.

You can already picture yourself being a high flying engineer in your first year of work and solving engineering problems left & right! You can already see yourself being taught industry best practices and getting mentored by the best in the industry.

Unfortunately, work life is completely different from the expectations of many graduate engineers. Many graduate engineers get a rude awakening and feel like they were never ready for the culture shock.

School life was great because you could cram for exams and pass. You always have your lecturer, tutors and classmates to guide you along the way. 

With real work, you are never sure if you doing the right things. You will get very little support in defining and achieving your career ambitions. The reality is that your colleagues are there to earn a salary for the work that they do and not to help you advance your career.

Confusion creeps in and you start asking yourself:

  • I spent all these years to get my degree and I feel lost?
  • Why did I learn all those things only to use 5% of it?
  • Did I choose the right degree?
  • Did I choose the right employer?
  • Maybe I should move to banking?
  • How do I apply my academic knowledge to real work scenarios?
  • Why am I not being given step-by-step instructions for the tasks I need to do at work?
  • The jobs I want require experience that I am not gettting. What can I do?
  • How can I write a CV that will get me the position I really want?
  • I thought I would get a mentor who will guide me all the way?
  • No one seems to care with my career development!
  • I am not given opportunities to apply what you studied and to actually do real work that is relevant to me!
  • I thought I was going to use my educational knowledge and degree to change the world!

The purpose on the online seminar is to provide the graduate engineer with the guidelines to help them transition from school life to work life. 

ATTENDEE PROFILE

The online seminar is an information session suitable for:

  • Fourth year mechanical and electrical engineers (Bachelor's in degree)
  • Graduate mechanical and electrical engineers who are starting work life in 2021
  • Graduate mechanical and electrical technicians who are starting work life in 2021 (must have already completed P1 and P2)

Other engineering disciplines are welcomed but the emphasis will remain to the above target audience.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objective of the online seminar is to help the attendees answer and develop strategies to deal with the following: 

  • Transitioning from school life to work life
  • Defining your engineering career goals and path
  • Developing a professional development plan
  • How to position yourself in the workplace
  • Dealing with work politics
  • Writing an impactful CV
  • Other ways of gaining critical skills

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

  • Introduction - 15 min
  • Transitioning from school life to work life - 30
  • Q&A - 10 min
  • Break - 5 min
  • Defining your engineering career goals and path - 15 min
  • Developing a professional development plan - 30 min
  • Q&A - 10 min
  • Break - 5 min
  • How to position yourself in the workplace - 30 min
  • Dealing with work politics - 15 min
  • Q&A - 10 min
  • Break - 5 min
  • Writing an impactful CV - 30 min
  • Other ways of gaining critical skills - 15 min
  • Q&A - 30 min

WHAT WILL NOT BE COVERED

The following will not be covered:

  • Administrative questions relating to professional registration 
  • Administrative questions entry to other qualifications

FACILITATOR

At Team Palucraft, we love sharing information and skills that make engineers, technologists, technicians, & artisans become great technical persons. Nkululeko (/Nku-lu-le-ko/) is here to share his extensive engineering experience. He has a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a Master's degree in engineering management, and numerous other professional certifications. Nkululeko a mechanical engineer and CEO/founder of Palucraft Engineering Group.

Palucraft Engineering Group develops and markets engineering lifestyle brands, products, & courses for technical persons working in the Mining, Manufacturing, and Construction industries. One of the brands is the Palucraft Engineering Academy - which is hosting the event.

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