First things first I would recomend downloading SQuAT it will save you some time.
Couple things before we get started, I am allowing all the star Drive books to draw information from for designing your Hero. Mindwalking will be done from the Mindwalking book, if there is a question about rules between the core book and the Mindwalking book please use the rules from the mindwalking book.
As you begin making your hero I want you to keep in mind this is not D&D in space, there is more to playing a hero than the abillity to gun down some random alien or to pick a lock. Why does your hero do the things he does?
So for SQuAT you will need to set the rules set for Enchanced Hero +2a,2C
Optional Rule 2A: In addition to the free broad skills determined by race selection, a new character has a number of skill points equal to 30 plus 3 times his Intelligence score available to purchase skills during character creation. Human heroes receive a special bonus of 5 additional skill points at character creation.
This replaces the skill point allocations indicated on Table P5 in the Player’s Handbook. Under the old system, an alien hero with an Intelligence score of 9 received 40 skill points for initial skill purchase; under the upgrade, he receives 30 + (3 × 9) or 57 skill points. A human hero of the same Intelligence score would begin with 62 skill points if using this optional rule.+2C is for the way skills are bought, you pay the listed price(modified by your career) for each rank in a skill
Professions:Combat Sepcs: bodyguard, corporate security specialist, gunner, law enforcer, martial artist, alien combat spec, mercenary, soldier, and spacehand.
Diplomats: ambassador, clergy, Concord administrator, corporate executive, entertainer, first contact consul, free trader, military officer, naval officer, stellar noble, and swindler.
Free Agents: bounty hunter, corsair, explorer, gambler, guide/scout, investigator, outlaw, reporter, smuggler, spy, and thief.
Tech Ops: crewman, comptech, gridpilot, doctor, engineer, independent pilot, medtech, scholar, and scientist.
Mindwalkers: biokineticist, biowarrior, ESPion, mystic, telekineticist, psiguard, telepath, and mind knight.