Professional Development

Ask Amanda: Top Jobs & Societies in Robotics Engineering

Ask Amanda: Top Jobs & Societies in Robotics Engineering

By Amanda Keighley Robotics. It’s a field that is expanding and evolving every day. Besides the actual field of robotics, a robotics engineer has the skills and education to work in a bunch of different industries. Just because the job title doesn’t read “robotics engineer” doesn’t mean the job isn’t for you! One great thing […]

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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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Instructor Spotlight: Kanan Alhassani

Instructor Spotlight: Kanan Alhassani

Kanan Alhassani is an international industry expert in Program and Project Management and an executive management consultant offering program management consulting, education, and training services to a variety of industries. His work enables companies to improve their organizational effectiveness by integrating proven Program and Project Management methodologies within their strategic product / system development life cycle […]

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Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

Systems thinking is an effective, holistic way to view any problem you may have in business and personal relations. But don’t take our word for it! Our online and corporate graduate students are raving about WPI’s Intro to Systems Thinking course, and how it has positively affected different aspects of their lives.     SYSTEMS THINKING […]

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Automating Communication Through Building Information Modeling

Automating Communication Through Building Information Modeling

My old boss had a favorite saying for occasions when our team failed to keep each other informed. In exasperation, he’d bellow: “All communication… is a miracle!” He’d deliver the last three words with a dramatic flourish. It stuck with me as a simple truth; that we, as engineers and managers, struggle to keep our […]

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Centralia, Pennsylvania: A Lesson in Project Management

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Centralia, Pennsylvania: A Lesson in Project Management

Project management techniques, processes, and best practices can be implemented in a variety of situations, whether they are planned and executed from start to finish or they are addressing problems. The Project Management Institute defines a project as something that has a beginning and end time, with a defined scope and resources that work towards […]

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[Infographic] Corporate & Professional Education: 2015 A Year in Review

[Infographic] Corporate & Professional Education: 2015 A Year in Review

WPI’s Corporate & Professional Education had a successful 2015 educating students and professionals. Hundreds took part in Corporate Programs, Online Open Enrollment and Professional Development courses. Education and personal development go hand-in-hand,participants advance their careers and gain a sense of accomplishment for successfully completing a program or certificate. Check out the infographic to see just how many […]

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10 Communication Secrets from Leaders [Infographic]

Filed in Leadership, Professional Development by on September 17, 2015 0 Comments
10 Communication Secrets from Leaders [Infographic]

Communication is a talent. You have to continuously practice your skills in order to be effective at it. Different environments require different styles, and now, technology effects our communication abilities. Here’s an infographic highlighting 10 communication secrets that can help enhance your skills in order to become a strong leader. What are your tips for […]

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4 Simple Reasons to Invest in Your Employee

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4 Simple Reasons to Invest in Your Employee

Investing in your employees and creating an engaged workforce has many organizational benefits. All of these benefits feed into each other and then contribute to the overall company culture. Here are the top four benefits of investing in your employees Increased Productivity Better Customer Service Higher Retention Enhanced Company Culture Increased Productivity Employees will propose […]

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