Global Engineering Profiles
The profile is an extended but focused answer to the question, “Tell me about yourself,” one of the most useful interview question ever devised. The first challenge is to decide what to include—what is most relevant for the purpose at hand. The second challenge is to make that material credible and compelling for those you wish to reach.
For ME 290, the profile format will be a two-page document, single-spaced, about one thousand words. A document of this length provides an opportunity to cover basics and also to develop some engaging descriptions that illustrate important aspects of achievements and talents. Specific examples help readers understand more about “who you are,” going beyond abstract labels such as “hard working.”
The profile will be formatted as a formal document with a title, three or more main headings, possibly several subheadings, and a close. Following the close, your name and contact information, such as your Purdue email address, should be provided.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Dianne Atkinson (2008), "Global Engineering Profiles ," http://globalhub.org/resources/310.