Upon attending a Wiki night in association with "Engineers without Borders", I came to realise how much guidance we as professionals need to provide to young graduate engineers. Many young engineers do not know what to expect upon completing their studies.
Many do not know if they work at the correct companies and do not know what is expected from them. An interesting topic that was proposed was that young engineers do not know how to deal with clients and problems as they arise.
It was a very interesting discussion and young engineers then asked if Universities should provide them with a special communications course or module to teach them how to communicate effectively and to deal with clients. So the major question that was proposed was "Should universities modify their existing courses to include a business module?"
I personally feel Universities should include a business module course in the curriculum whereby students will be better prepared for the business world as theory and business in the engineering world go hand in hand.
Michael Young is a mechanical engineer by trait and is the managing director of M & Y Consultants and Trainers. He helps young engineers grow within the mechanical engineering industry through his workshops and coaching packages. His vision is to provide knowledge to young engineers so we can help the industry grow