About the author

Steve SnellingSteve Snelling, a retired industrial engineer with 40 years of experience, blogs on all aspects of ISE careers: job searches, time and project management, and professional skills.

Steve's experience includes 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.

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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

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Investigating companies

April 14, 2020

Your LinkedIn profile

March 24, 2020

Why ISEs go into management

February 27, 2020

Initial problem definition

December 11, 2019

Systems thinking

November 14, 2019

Dealing with office politics

October 22, 2019

Leading volunteers

August 12, 2019

Project coaching

July 8, 2019

Main project sequence

June 12, 2019

Types of ISE projects

May 28, 2019

Professional networking

February 26, 2019

The 30-minute method

January 22, 2019

Scan reading vs. speed reading

December 11, 2018

Successful team collaborations

November 28, 2018

Some techniques used by ISEs

September 25, 2018

Some career advice

September 11, 2018

What ISEs do

August 28, 2018

General job search tips

November 29, 2017

Formatting your resume

September 20, 2017

Planning your career

August 23, 2017