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Friday, June 15, 2018
What does it meant to be consultant at Exponent?

Corissa Lee, a Cornell alumna, Manager at Exponent  lead the info session for PhDs and postdocs interested in learning about a career in Engineering and Scientific Consulting. Exponent recruits those with advanced degrees, principally PhD students in STEM fields with a focus on engineering. 

These are some of the participants' takeaways:

"Knowledge about engineering consultant as a career option." (Fiber Science and Engineering)

"Some understanding of specific projects they work on, what specific tasks the consultants might do, and what aspects of grad school do and don't transfer to this job." (Physics)

"I wasn't aware of this company before but had been looking for something very similar to it for a while." (Mechanical Engineering)

"Consulting industry." (Applied Engineering and Physics)

"Learned about scientific consulting." (Applied Physics)

"Learned what a technical consultant does, learned about fractography." (Materials Science and Engineering)

"In Exponent people collaborate in a cool way and solve some real problems." (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

"Learned about consulting as a possible career path." (Mechanical Engineering)