Nefretiti Nassar is a Career Readiness Strategist, Speaker, and the Bestselling Author of “Play It to Win: Strategies for Millennials Starting in Corporate America.” Having ranked #1 in Amazon’s New Releases for four consecutive weeks, the career development counseling book guides young professionals to identify and navigate the unwritten rules of the workplace.
Nefretiti is a master in teaching strategies for career readiness and workforce development. She is the founder of the Play It to Win Program that help college students get their dream job making the pay that they want.
Nefretiti additionally serves as a board member on the board of governors for the Alumni Association at the University of Maryland, where she Chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.
She holds both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an avid international traveler, coaches college students, and advises academic institutions, government agencies, and corporations.
A STEM PIPELINE SUCCESS STORY
Nefretiti is a successful model of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline. She was first introduced to engineering at age 12 through a summer enrichment program. She continued in summer STEM programs until she became the recipient of the technology award, her senior year of high school. Nefretiti’s decision to attend college and pursue two engineering degrees was driven by her early exposure to STEM throughout her youth. Upon graduating from college with her bachelor and master’s degree in engineering, Nefretiti’s career accelerated by "Playing It to Win."
In only seven years, Nefretiti advanced from an entry level engineer to a Program Manager leading cross-functional engineering teams and managing the revenue for a multi-million dollar engineering program. At year eight of her career, Nefretiti functioned as a Senior Technical Advisor to a Chief Technology Office (CTO) of the federal government, advising on human capital strategy and workforce development.
Having accelerated through the Fortune 500 corporate ladder as an engineer, Nefretiti demonstrates that anything is possible when you Play It to Win!