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CBE Mentoring Seminar

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Engineering Business Development – Growing with a ChE Background Have you ever wondered how companies make money? Have you ever looked at your iPhone or Android and wondered how this gets made? Who are metal suppliers, the chip makers, the plastics components, the software installers, and even companies that are allowed to sell the products? Engineers are amazing at solving problems and that is the number one reason how companies are able to provide value to their customers. Come learn, get excited about how to use your unique talent for even more in the professional world outside of designing processing equipment. Join our guest speaker and CBE Alum, Phil Hagerty (2014) where he will present “Growing in Corporations with an Engineering Background – Life of a Sales Professional”. All CBE undergrad students, graduate students, and faculty are welcome to attend. If you are on Co-op please also try to attend. Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm Location: Hill Conference Room You Will Learn: o Free Pizza is still awesome! o What does a Professional Sales Person Does o How sales is a Process just like a production plant – IMPACT o What a Career Path in Sales and Marketing Looks Like o How to Persuade Others and Close Deals o Take your Communication Skills to the Next Level o How to Ask Questions and Excel in the Workplace o Stand Out: Get Colleagues, Employers, and Recruiters to Notice You o Why Engineering is the Best Background and Drexel ChE is Awesome Presenter Bios: Phil Hagerty graduated from Drexel with a BS in Chemical engineering (2014) and a MS in Chemical Engineering at University of Dayton (2015). After working as an engineer for 3 years at Solvay and Johnson & Johnson, Phil is currently working as a Business Development Engineer at Victrex serving the Food and Beverage, Energy, and Aerospace markets in High Performance Polymers applications.

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Jennifer Bing

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Hill Conference Room


  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students