Title

Integrating an Executive Panel on Communication in Senior Design

Department

Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Abstract

Communication skills are key to the workforce success of engineering graduates. The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Workforce Communication Program at Georgia Tech has successfully incorporated executive panel interaction into its capstone design course to align student skills with executive expectations. The objectives of the panel are to raise student awareness about the importance of communication to workforce success and to gain knowledge about communication skills directly from executives. Executives interact directly with students about workforce communication, career advancement, and the communication skills they consider most critical. The process of assembling and holding a panel is described for potential implementation in other engineering programs. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER] Copyright of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is the property of IEEE

Journal

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Journal ISSN

0361-1434

Volume

53

Issue

4

First Page

412

Last Page

422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1109/TPC.2010.2077413