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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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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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Don’t Be Like Herbie: Why Today is the Day to Start Grad School

Don’t Be Like Herbie: Why Today is the Day to Start Grad School

I need to tell you a story about Herbie.* I’m an account executive in Corporate & Professional Education at WPI. My main job is working with companies and their employees to figure out the kind of advanced education and training they need to succeed. I meet with business leaders, WPI creates custom programs, and then […]

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Mechanical Engineering: The Root of Innovation [Infographic]

Filed in Infographics, Mechanical Engineering by on November 30, 2016 0 Comments
Mechanical Engineering: The Root of Innovation [Infographic]

The different sectors of engineering are like trees; while there may be many branches, they all lead back to their roots. Aerospace, Robotics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering are all limbs on the Mechanical Engineering tree. See how M.E. cultivates innovation in our new infographic. Get the foundation you need to make a difference. Explore the field of […]

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FREE eBook: The Top 10 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed

Filed in Leadership, Soft Skills, Trends in Higher Education by on November 23, 2016 0 Comments
FREE eBook: The Top 10 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed

If everyone comes to the table with the same set of technical, or “hard” skills, how do employers choose who to hire, keep, and promote?  Soft skills. Learn more in our latest eBook! In Soft Skills Are Not Hard to Achieve, you’ll learn about the Top 10 skills that will set you apart from the pack. Developing these important […]

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How Secure is Your Power? [Free white paper download]

How Secure is Your Power? [Free white paper download]

April 16, 2013. San Jose, California. In the middle of the night, power lines are cut and transformers are riddled with bullet holes, totaling over $15 million in damages. December 23, 2015. Ukraine. Hackers infiltrate the nation’s grid, causing widespread outages to over 200,000 people. How did these attacks happen? How can they be prevented?   Securing […]

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Crash the Course: Introduction to Systems Thinking

Crash the Course: Introduction to Systems Thinking

In this first installment of Crash the Course*, I’m taking you on a journey into WPI Online’s “Introduction to Systems Thinking” course. I don’t just work at WPI; I’m also a student in one of the first courses offered in a revolutionary new education model: Personalized Online Education (or POE). Here’s why POE works for me. It’s convenient – I’m […]

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Are we there yet? The road to self-driving cars [Infographic]

Are we there yet? The road to self-driving cars [Infographic]

Driverless cars are being tested as we speak, but pump the brakes! That’s not the whole story. Learn about the different levels of automation possible in the cars of today and tomorrow in our latest infographic. Automation is getting smarter every day. Want to get in the driver’s seat of this new technology? Check out WPI’s online […]

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The Future Looks Bright: Recap of the 2016 Energy Symposium

Filed in Energy Symposium, Our Faculty, Power Systems by on October 14, 2016 0 Comments
The Future Looks Bright: Recap of the 2016 Energy Symposium

This fall, WPI hosted its sixth annual Energy Symposium. Our very own power experts were thrilled to welcome guests and current students to discuss the possibilities that lie ahead in the world of energy delivery. We caught up with Edvina Uzunovic and Mike Ahern to hear their thoughts on the event. Edvina Uzunovic (Associate Director, Power Systems, and […]

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