Integrating an executive panel on communication info an engineering curriculum

Judith Shaul Norback, Elke M. Leeds, Ketki Kulkarni

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5580121
Peer-reviewed scientific journalIEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)412-422
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 12.2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 222 Other engineering and technologies
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • capstone design
  • communication skills
  • engineering communication
  • engineering education
  • executive panels
  • workforce communication


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