Professional mentoring blog

About the author

Steve SnellingSteve Snelling is a retired industrial engineer with 40 years of experience, including 23 years of process improvement projects and internal consulting work at Boeing, 12 years of management consulting work with several U.S. consulting firms, and five years of industrial engineering work with Reynolds Aluminum Co. Steve started his career with a B.S. in ISE from Virginia Tech.

Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), a member of the IISE Industry Advisory Board, and past president of the Seattle IISE Chapter. Steve actively volunteers with both IISE and the UW ISE Department, and he especially enjoys mentoring ISE students and young professionals. In addition to his volunteer work, Steve likes to visit U.S. National Parks and stay at the parks’ historic timber lodges.

Blog posts

January 22, 2019
The 30-minute method

January 8, 2019
Interviewing at career fairs

December 11, 2018
Scan reading vs. speed reading

November 27, 2018
Successful team collaborations

November 13, 2018
Benchmarking applications

October 23, 2018
Performing an operations audit

October 9, 2018
Conducting a job interview by phone

September 25, 2018
Some techniques used by ISEs

September 11, 2018
Some career advice

August 28, 2018
What ISEs do

June 6, 2018
Time management and organizing techniques

May 8, 2018
Student project summary format

April 13, 2018
Preparing a list of references

March 7, 2018
Explore your career choices

February 16, 2018
Interviewing for information tips

January 31, 2018
Typical Job Search Activities

January 12, 2018
Some reasons why resumes are thrown out early

December 20, 2017
Write your resume the way a hiring manager will be reading it

November 29, 2017
General job search tips

November 8, 2017
Sample job interview questions

October 25, 2017
Resume transmittal email guidelines

October 9, 2017
Skills hiring companies look for in industrial engineers

September 20, 2017
Formatting your resume

September 6, 2017
Career opportunities in diverse industries

August 23, 2017
Planning your career

August 9, 2017
Keywords for resumes and job searches

July 26, 2017
Planning for success in your job search

July 12, 2017
Expanding your search: IE-related job titles

June 28, 2017
Navigating career development in your first job

June 14, 2017
What to investigate before accepting a job offer