"Professionalism, Careers and (Un)Common Sense"
Friday, January 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Dr. Jeffrey T. Glass
What is professionalism? Is it context-specific? 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 presentation/discussion 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 during your time at Duke! Bring your questions and opinions to make it a lively discussion.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. He was previously the Vice President of R&D for Kobe Steel USA Inc. Jeff is a co-inventor on 15 patents and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science. 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.