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Meet Ursula Burns: From Poverty to CEO

When Ursula Burns joined Xerox as an intern in 1980, she never imagined she would one day run the company famous for inventing photocopy machines—let alone become the first African American female to head a Fortune 500 firm. Why would she? Just walking through the door, fresh from earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, represented a huge career leap…

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A Career Engineers Might Really ‘Like’

Do you spend hours browsing Facebook every day? Chances are, you probably do. But here’s something about Facebook that you might not know: just like tech giants Google and Apple, Facebook is also looking to hire lots of engineers.

The social networking site has just announced that it plans to open an engineering office in New York City, according to a press release. The office will be led by Sekan Piantino, a Facebook engineer who has helped with the development of the News Feed and Timeline and now manages the teams that maintain Facebook Messages and Chat.

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Engineers Make Best Careers for 2010 List

Enginees make best jobs list...
U.S. News just released a report listing the 50 Best Careers of 2010. Several engineering (and engineering-related) jobs made the cut. The report lists biomedical engineer as the fastest growing occupation, with a projected growth rate of 72% (versus an average of 10% across other careers). Other engineering careers on the list include computer software engineer, network architect, civil engineer, and urban planner.

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