GAINESVILLE, FL (September, 2010): Engineers that graduate and enter into a career in sales are clearly nontraditional. But that is exactly the path that Jim Williams (BS ISE 1993) took after graduating and completing his MBA at the University of Georgia. His first job was selling boxes to companies like Nabisco and Tropicana, where he learned that “no one wants to talk to” salesmen. But he persevered and now heads North American sales for Bytewise, a manufacturer of laser measurement systems for in-line extrusion processes. “My job is to explain to customers what we do and why we add value,” he told students in UF’s Sales Engineering seminar, where students learn firsthand about nontraditional career paths.