Science and Engineering Degrees – Career Success

Posted on October 9, 2006  Comments (4)

Fortune magazine has selected the 50 most powerful women in business and selected 4 rising stars. It is another example (granted just an anecdote) illustrating that science and engineering degrees can pave the way to career success (also see: Top degree for S&P 500 CEOs? Engineering).

Shona Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Google, has a bachelor of computer systems engineering degree from Carleton University in Canada and a master’s degree in economics and philosophy from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She received her Ph.D. and Post-Doctorate from Stanford University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Our management blog mentioned her last month: Chaos Management (by design) at Google – and her book, Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos.

Adriane Brown, President and CEO, Transportation Systems, Honeywell. Degree: environmental health from Old Dominion University.

Padmasree Warrior, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola – “received a M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India.”

Beth Comstock, President, NBC Universal Digital Media and Market Development, General Electric: “graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in biology.” World Technology Network

Don’t forget, when looking at data, that the pay of engineers is not the same thing as the pay of engineering majors. Many successful engineers move into management, executive and other positions – and CEO positions too 🙂

Related: USA Engineering JobsLucrative college degrees: engineeringEngineers in the Workplace

4 Responses to “Science and Engineering Degrees – Career Success”

  1. CuriousCat: S&P 500 CEOs - Again Engineering Graduates Lead
    June 5th, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    “once again more have bachelors degrees in engineering than any other field…”

  2. CuriousCat: S&P 500 CEOs are Engineering Graduates
    June 30th, 2008 @ 8:59 am

    2007: Engineering 21%, Economics 15%, Business Administration 13%”¦

  3. Career Prospect for Engineers Continues to Look Positive » Curious Cat Engineering Blog
    August 12th, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    Many countries realize the importance of engineering and have taken steps to compete as a center of excellence for engineering. It is a smart economic policy…

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