Hudson Opens Symposium with Tips for Success

Gainesville, FL: ISE Hall of Famer Linda Hudson (BS SE 1972), Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, Inc., opened the Career Development Symposium held on Saturday, February 4 at the University Hilton with five keys to success.  She told the audience of alumni and students to (1) Focus on performance; (2) Learn to adapt (and play the game); (3) Don’t forget the soft skills; (4) Be flexible; and (5) Be true to yourself.  In her current role, Hudson leads over 40,000 employees and nearly $18 billion in revenue.  After delivering her keynote speech, she entertained questions from the audience.  “Figure out your passion and never lose sight of it,” said Hudson.  “Your passion will drive you.”