Find Your Career Purpose with MIT Professor Mark Herschberg

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Have you ever wonder what it takes to create a career plan? Even if you are a student and don’t have everything figured out, the guest for this episode will help you find the answers you need to be successful in your career. Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually.



In this episode you will learn (video time stamps)

00:00 Intro
03:29 Intro Mark
07:00 Why did Mark decided to write the Career Toolkit
11:30 How students and young engineers can better plan for the future and create a career plan
15:15 How can young engineers find a company that brings the most value for their careers
22:17 How can career planning help us become leaders in the future
29:03 Ways we can improve our soft skills
34:10 What is the difference between a leader and a manager
38:44 Broad overview of the Career Toolkit book
42:40 How can we continue Engineering our Future
44:01 Outro

Resources

🌉 https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com which includes the free app, free resources, and a number of other books I recommend (which may come up in the show)

🌉 Lessons From Engineers Who Fail to Practice Ethically

🌉 The Story of an Ethical Engineer Who Saved Hundreds of Lives

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Website

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