In a new engineering class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, students practice networking skills, hone "elevator pitches," and don blindfolds for team-building activities. MIT has created the unusual undergraduate program in response to industry pressures to produce engineers who are as skilled at communicating face to face as they are at writing complicated computer codes on their own, reports the Boston Globe. Business leaders complain that many of today's engineering graduates, trained as abstract thinkers, have too little grounding in the actual practice of working with others to deliver innovative products amid time and budget constraints. "A lot of...

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