Navigating Your Career: Exploring Technical vs. Management Career Paths

Monday, September 13, 2021: 11:00 AM
226 (America's Center)
Ms. Emily R. Kinser , 3M, St. Paul, MN
In addition to traditional technical roles, numerous career path options exist for materials scientists & engineers. Experiences as an early career professional impact potential career opportunities that may open later during mid-career, such as management and strategy-related professional roles. The transition from a technical career path to management track will be explored, as well as the experience of changing employer & shifting industries mid-career. Additional non-technical career options will also be examined related to patent portfolio management & licensing, competitive analysis for semiconductor technology, global research strategy, and external research engagement management. Impact analysis associated with the timing of job changes will be presented as relates to both technical and non-technical career trajectories.