You can't eat your degree - but it can sustain you, satisfy you, rejuvenate you, replenish you and fulfill you. How you use your degree to make a difference in our world can provide you the sustenance you need. Your degree, or more importantly your future career path, can fulfill you in ways you perhaps never considered.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What are your five-year goals?"
You Can't Eat Your Degree gives you the perfect answer to these tough questions. You'll learn how to use the experiences you collect through college and the information you already know about yourself to communicate the career path that best fits the genuine you. The descriptions and dialogue you create to script your career story can be used to:
- Identify your dream job
- Demonstrate clear direction and confidence
- Ask the right questions
- Tell your career story
Use your degree and experiences to guide your career story to a fulfilling future designed by you especially for you. When you combine your passion and philosophies identified during your college experiences in a coordinated and strategic view, you begin to create the story of your future - one that gives you more than your degree; one that provides the resources to eat!
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About the Authors:
Tricia Berry, MBA, has more than 18 years of experience defining her passions and taking control of her career. She has managed her own strategic communications and positively influenced her career path throughout her experiences in engineering and college recruiting at The Dow Chemical Company, academic advising and student programs at The University of Texas at Austin and volunteer work with not-for-profit organizations. With her company, 825 Basics, Tricia has mentored and coached students, new-hires and experienced professionals on the techniques and processes shared throughout You Can't Eat Your Degree. She earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.
Danielle Forget Shield, P.E., MBA, has more than 17 years of experience implementing the techniques outlined in You Can't Eat Your Degree. She began her career wondering if she'd gotten the right degree, but quickly realized that she could accomplish anything she wanted by defining and creating her own career story. Using this strategy, she has built a career as an entrepreneur, author and professional speaker after 15 years in corporate roles, holding senior-level positions in engineering, environmental compliance and project development. Danielle prides herself on applying engineering processes to career success and has become a career trend analysis expert. She uses this skill daily as President of 825 Basics. Danielle has a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).