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STRAIGHT TALK…about “must have” career skills…for students

I don’t sugar coat anything. You can expect me to tell you the way I see it. 

I created this site, and do what I do here, to support your overall soft skills and career skills growth, but specifically to help prepare you to land multiple internships and top full-time job offers prior to graduation.

SOFT SKILLS…training that leads to top job offers …for students

Don’t be fooled or misled, soft skills are what start and propel great engineering careers.

Yes, you must have strong technical skills, but your career will fall flat without a wide array of strong soft skills, in particular, strong people skills, communication skills, and career development skills.

Teaching these skills is a passion of mine.

SUPPORT…for students…that’s backed by years of experience

Earning an engineering degree is tough work, but developing strong soft skills, securing internships and earning full-time job offers is tough too, and equally as important.

What I teach and share here comes from 35+ years of industry experience, including roles with John Deere as an engineering intern, engineer, project manager, corporate engineering recruiter, and much more. 

Don Gallagher

Hi, I’m Don Gallagher.

I appreciate that you stopped by, and encourage you to check out the Blog and all of the free resources in The Learning Store, especially the four free STRAIGHT TALK GUIDES for students (and one for parents) I’ve published thus far. Also, I invite you to Follow me on LinkedIn and/or on Instagram

If you’re curious about the WHAT and WHY behind the site, and how it can help you. the Start Here page is the place to go. Or to simply learn more about me, you can click About.

Thanks again for checking out my site.

To Your Success,