#010 Gerald Zingraf (28 yrs) on Making $2 Million per Year as an Engineer

By August 24, 2017Podcast, STEM
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Gerald Zingraf (@gzingraf) graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In less than 6 years after college graduation, Gerald has founded or co-founded 8 companies, including Date To Door and CubeFit. From one company alone—that is, CubeFit—Gerald makes $2 million per year working only 5 hours per week.

In this episode, Gerald and I discuss his story and:

  • How to determine the best career when you enter college wanting to be everything
  • The skills necessary for succeeding as an engineer
  • The power of persistence
  • The diminishing value of a 4.0 GPA and the soaring value of side projects
  • How to select “Skills Ready Majors” and avoid being 50% of students who are underemployed
  • How to embrace “interestingness”
  • How to maximize learning by focusing on your own learning style

Gerald’s “tweetable” advice: “Be curious.”

Connect with Gerald Zingraf on LinkedIn.

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