Intro to Epee - Understanding the Knowledge Gap between Academics and Industry

Business , Engineering , Introduction , Personal Development , Popular , Professional Development

Emilie Pelletier, PE 90 min
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Intro to Epee - Understanding the Knowledge Gap between Academics and Industry

Welcome to Epee Education, where we bridge the gap between what you're taught in school and everything you actually need to know in the real-world.  Basically every professional has the same sets of experiences where their education never actually taught them how to do so much of what is asked of them professionally.  How it manifests is different in every field and industry, but the core systemic challenge always presents itself.  This is true in countries around the world as well. To that end, we asked Emilie Pelletier, the Sr. Director of Process Engineering at Iovance Biotherapeutics to walk us through how she identified and addressed these types of gaps early her career.  Emilie was educated in Quebec, Canada and moved to the US to start a new branch of her former company when she was in her late 20s, so all these gaps truly came to the forefront for her.  She worked her way through these challenges so successfully that she was promoted to US Managing Partner of LaPorte Consultants in her early 30s!  This is why Epee thought she'd be the perfect person to explain all the challenges she had to overcome and relate how she was able to accomplish it so successfully.

  • Objective
    • Learn about the different areas impacted by the knowledge gap.
    • Understand how upcoming classes address the knowledge gap.

    • Gain an appreciation for the fact that engineers do so much more than just engineering.

    • Understand the basic importance of basic skills in business, project management, and sales/marketing for every engineer.

    • Learn why EQ is fundamentally important to being successful.

  • Topics
    • Introduce the multiple knowledge gaps between academic education and working in industry.
    • Gap #1: Engineering – How much did you really learn about being an engineer?

    • Gap #2: Business – How do engineering concepts apply to business?

    • Gap #3: Project Management – How do you run a project?

    • Gap #4: Sales – How to convince people to help you?

    • Gap #5: EQ – Is communication really that important for an engineer?

    • Conclusion: How to bridge the gap?

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