Friday, February 15, 2013
Room 201 (Hynes Convention Center)
Today’s U.S.-based businesses face an intense pace of innovation in a global marketplace. Consequently, “time to productivity” for new hires is very important. Skills that are essential in the workplace include the ability to work in teams, especially in a global context; a strong safety ethic; the capacity to communicate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences; and the flexibility to acquire knowledge in new areas of science and technology. This presentation will highlight the strategies recommended by the Commission that will enable graduate students to acquire these essential skills.