SCS Emigration Course
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
The SCS Emigration Course is a series of lectures and discussion sessions that focus on "grooming" you so you'll be ready to conquer the real world when you finish your Ph.D. The interwoven threads are Jobs, Money, The Real World, Ethics, and Writing (Communication Skills). Unlike the Immigration course, which is held during the first three weeks of the school year, the Emigration course is spread over the entire academic year. While the topics of interest are chosen with the more senior students in mind, Ph.D. students in the entire School of Computer Science are encouraged and welcome to attend. Faculty are welcome too!
The next session...
The Real World: Why Non-Tech is Critical to High-Tech
28 September 2001
- with Desserts!
In the Real World, technical people often don't recognize or understand the host of non-technical issues that make up a company. A company addresses issues that aren't usually thought of in academic venues. What is marketing? Does sales only sell? What should I understand about companies and how they're structured? What should I ask for in stock or options?
Inspired by Bruce Nelson's talks.
Dr Dowling has provided advice and consulting with deliverables to a wide variety of companies in the area of high technology including Apple Computer, Chiron, Codelco/CMU, Union Camp, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Teleos Research, Redzone Robotics, Caterpillar, and others. Dr. Dowling has 3 US Patents, several pending, and has published 21 papers, book chapters, articles, technical reports and studies.