Pratt Professional Masters Seminar Series

Jan 10

Friday, January 10, 2014

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium


Dr. Jeff Glass, Pratt School of Engineering

What is professionalism? Is it context-specific? What is a typical career path? What do your bosses expect from you as a young graduate? Why is success in a position "second nature" or "common sense" for some people and a stretch for others? Why are so many things a judgment call rather than being right or wrong? This week¿s seminar presentation/ discussion, entitled "Professional, Careers and (Un)Common Sense", will focus on these and related issues in an effort to explore what is expected of early career employees. In fact, in most cases these are the same things expected of MEM students. Jeff Glass is the Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He is also the Faculty Director of Pratt¿s Engineering Management Program and a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has served on advisory boards for several start-ups, been an interim CTO of a start-up during a leadership transition, conducted due diligence for venture capital firms and testified as an expert witness in patent litigation. Jeff received his BSE and MSE degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.


Belk, Jamila