We had a great turnout last Wednesday for our first live Q&A Panel discussion about sales engineering. If you weren't able to make it, or if you had to leave early, I encourage you to watch the video recording on YouTube, which has timestamps for specific questions in the description: The four panelists all come from different backgrounds and each provided a unique perspective on the role and their experience with it. I enjoyed hearing their stories of how they each became a sales engineer. Two things, in particular, stuck out to me about it: 1. Don't feel that your first role out of college limits you and prevents you from trying something different if you aren't so excited about it, and 2. Once they became sales engineers, they felt like they truly found their "pack," they found the people they identified with. It was great to hear just how importance perseverance, and learning to accept rejection were for the panelists. Estella had a great story about applying to dozens of jobs while in college and doing about as many interviews before finding her job. They also got a chance to talk about the importance of learning to control your own work-life balance and how the COVID-19 situation has affected them in their roles. I want to thank the panelists again for sharing their stories and their time with all of us. If you have more questions for them, or if you'd just like to discuss the event with others, please post below. If our panelists have time, they will try to answer your questions.