About Pat Sweet
Pat Sweet
Pat Sweet is an electrical engineer working in the transportation industry in Kingston, Ontario. Pat earned his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University where he was named a Sexton Scholar and a ChancellorÆs scholar. Pat has garnered a wide range of professional experience having worked in building and facilities design, consulting, utilities, and manufacturing. In May 2012, he started the now-popular Engineering and Leadership blog, where he writes about front-line leadership for engineers, personal productivity, engineering education, and professional development.

Entries for 'Pat Sweet'

Engineering Management: Demystified

There are two basic paths for engineers to follow as they progress through their careers. One path i... More >>
The one strange secret that only the very best engineers know

In my career as an engineer, I've noticed one thing that separates the engineering cream of the crop... More >>
The Goal of a Resume (hint: it's not to get the job!)

Most people believe that their resume is their #1 tool for getting a job. As I've mentioned already ... More >>
Why you need to be a quitter to win

We've all heard it before: you can never give up if you ever hope to reach your goals. You can't be ... More >>
Three Simple Questions that Will Change Your Engineering Career

"I hate it here." Within 30 minutes of getting to the office, it is guaranteed that I will hear the... More >>
3 Reasons You Should Apply for That Job You're Under-qualified For

In my engineering career, I’ve had a lot of luck applying for roles that I was technicall... More >>
The 5 Unmistakable Qualities of a Good Leader

Leadership is the kind of thing that seems impossible to characterize. It’s the kind of thing ... More >>
Work/ Life Balance for Engineers

A couple days ago, I posted an article where I listed 67 ways you could become the top engineer in y... More >>
The Joy of Discovering A New Discipline

Have you ever wondered if you studied the right discipline? That's something that my colleagues and... More >>
Why Engineers Must Learn to Become Artists

If you went to engineering school in Canada, you've probably heard the slogan "Engineers Rule the Wo... More >>

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