The goal of National Engineers Week is to increase the understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers, ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. We asked some of our engineers about the advice they’d give someone interested in becoming an engineer, the skills that help an engineer be successful and what great lessons they’ve learned on the job.
A product designer with Yvel, Jean-Luc Krawczyk talked about the advice he’d give someone interested in the engineering field. “You need to embrace change,” he said. “Nowadays, we have all kinds of technology that’s developing rapidly. Embrace these rapid developments and never get stuck in an attitude of ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it.’ Instead, always be flexible.”
Krawczyk believes the field of engineering is a good fit for someone who thrives on creativity. “Being an engineer is great for someone who likes to develop and create something that can change someone’s habits,” he said. “One of the great lessons I’ve learned as an engineer is to never rest on your successes. Move out of your comfort zone, because that can provide good results for you and your company.”