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Welcome!

Filed in Announcements by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments
Welcome!

Welcome to Catalyst, WPI Corporate & Professional Education’s blog for engineers and working professionals in pursuit of advanced education. It’s our mission at WPI CPE to help working professionals reach their educational and career goals. We hope you enjoy this resource as much as we enjoy sharing it with you. Happy reading!  

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3 Surprising Benefits of Grad School

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3 Surprising Benefits of Grad School

By Dan Weagle, Account Exec & part-time grad student, WPI Corporate & Professional Education My fellow bloggers have covered the professional benefits of part-time grad school for working professionals. But as someone who’s recently become a part-time grad student, I think the other bloggers missed something. Three things, actually. Here’s a little inside scoop from […]

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5 Reasons To Be A Fire Protection Engineer [Infographic]

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5 Reasons To Be A Fire Protection Engineer [Infographic]

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and fire protection engineers use a stimulating mix of engineering disciplines, math, computer science, and even psychology to prevent smoke from ever appearing. If you’re a mechanical, civil, electrical, or chemical engineer, you already possess much of the necessary training to pursue a career in fire protection engineering. View the infographic below to […]

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Going Back To School: Your 2017 Resolution

Filed in Online Graduate School, Why Graduate School? by on January 23, 2017 0 Comments
Going Back To School: Your 2017 Resolution

If you’re a parent, it’s hard to make time for yourself. You tend to turn your life over to your family, making sure they have everything they need to go after their dreams. And sometimes, this means your own dreams get put on hold. I was the same way. As a working professional and mom, […]

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Ask Amanda: How to Pay for Part-Time Graduate School

Ask Amanda: How to Pay for Part-Time Graduate School

Last time I wrote, I answered three big questions I get a lot in my job as program manager in online graduate programs. But there was one question I left out on purpose…because I knew it needed a post of its own! When prospective students come to me to pursue a graduate certificate or degree, nearly all of them […]

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New eBook: BIM in Theory and Practice

Filed in Construction Project Management by on January 12, 2017 0 Comments
New eBook: BIM in Theory and Practice

Have you heard of BIM? It’s taking the worlds of construction, design, and engineering by storm, and for good reason. BIM, or Building Information Modeling, is a revolutionary software that streamlines building projects and facilitates communication between stakeholders at all points in the construction process: architects, contractors, even facilities managers after the job is complete. In our latest […]

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Is engineering tech passing you by? [Infographic]

Is engineering tech passing you by? [Infographic]

As a famous fictional high-school student once said, “Life moves pretty fast.” In 2017, so does technology in engineering. Whether your field of choice is Aerospace, Robotics, or Mechanical Engineering, change is the one constant. So when it comes to innovation, it’s more important than ever to be at the head of the class. How do you stack up? Find out […]

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Hi! We’re CPE. Nice to meet you.

Filed in Corporate & Professional Ed, Infographics, WPI CPE by on December 24, 2016 0 Comments
Hi! We’re CPE. Nice to meet you.

You’ve probably heard of WPI; we’re one of the best colleges in the country with a whole lot of accolades under our belt. But how much do you know about WPI CPE? In our new infographic, we break down how Corporate and Professional Education supports the university through its own mission, vision, and values. Interested in learning more about […]

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Ask Amanda: Online Grad School FAQ’s

Filed in Ask Amanda, FAQ's, Online Graduate School, WPI Online by on December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Ask Amanda: Online Grad School FAQ’s

“What should I expect as an online student?” “Can I get hands-on, practical learning in an online course?” “How will I feel connected and supported online?” As a program manager for WPI’s online graduate programs, I hear these three questions more than any others. If you’ve been thinking about grad school and think online is the right […]

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Kimberly Giannola: I Earned an MBA at Work!

Filed in Our Students, Why Graduate School? by on December 17, 2016 0 Comments
Kimberly Giannola: I Earned an MBA at Work!

Kimberly Giannola, a Manufacturing Engineer at UTC, is in the final stretch of earning her MBA from WPI. We caught up with Kimberly as she was in the process of completing her Graduate Qualifying Project (GQP), the final course in the MBA program which allows students to apply what they have learned to real-world business […]

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