040 Tips for Entering the STEM Workforce Pipeline, with Skyler Nix

In our first episode of 2020, you will hear from our guest, Skyler Nix, who shares his message on personal branding and what he learned during his recent STEM job search.  He will also share key points on talent acquisition and the importance of knowing what you want out of a job search.  We discuss tips to make solid connections on LinkedIn and other social media platforms that help #jobseekers create their personal brand in this new generation of searching for the perfect position and leveraging connections.

Show Notes

Skyler Nix was raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated from Sandia High School.  He served in the U.S. Army as an Electronic Warfare Specialist (33 Whiskey) from 2002 – 2007 at stations in South Korea and Ft. Meade, MD.  After military service, Skyler has worked for multiple defense contracting firms in various disciplines including satellite communications, technical training, RF testing, SW engineering/sustainment, Agile product development, UNIX/Linux system administration, and space systems engineering.  He currently works for a top five defense firm in Albuquerque.  Skyler holds a BASc in Network Administration from the University of Arizona; Is the Young Professionals Affinity Group Chairperson in the IEEE(“Eye-Triple-E”) Albuquerque section; the IEEE Region 6 Government Affairs representative; and the IEEE Rising Stars conference chair for 2021.




IEEE Albuquerque Section

2020 IEEE Rising Stars Conference


Book Recommendations:

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended upon it, by Chris Voss

Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – and How You Can, Too, by Gary Vaynerchuk

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek



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