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3 Surprising Benefits of Grad School

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

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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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Kimberly Giannola: I Earned an MBA at Work!

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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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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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Soft skills aren’t hard! [Infographic]

Soft skills aren’t hard! [Infographic]

Technical (hard) skills may be vital to getting the job done, but soft skills will set you apart! Learn the tips and tricks that will get you noticed in our latest infographic.  Don’t sleep on the soft skills! WPI’s online and corporate graduate programs empower the leaders of tomorrow with well-rounded technical, management, and interpersonal expertise.   ♥ Love this post? Subscribe to Catalyst.

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A few of my favorite things at the ATX East Conference

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A few of my favorite things at the ATX East Conference

This summer, robots took over New York City! Don’t panic! I’m talking about an awesome conference I had the chance to attend in June: ATX East. This event drew robotics and automation experts from all over the country, with over 900 exhibits and 11,000 industry professionals. It was great to learn more about innovations in […]

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Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

By Mike Ahern, Director, Corporate & Professional Education Like many new structural engineers, I graduated with a good understanding of elastic behavior and how to perform elastic analysis. I was also well-versed in factors of safety and conservative design. When I started my first job at a leading gas turbine engine manufacturer, I realized I […]

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Need Qualified Engineers? Make Them! [Guest Blog]

Filed in Why Graduate School? by on June 19, 2016 0 Comments
Need Qualified Engineers? Make Them! [Guest Blog]

Back in the early 2000s, I had a big problem. I was the Senior Vice President at National Grid. Power systems is a dynamic field, and advanced knowledge is critical. We needed engineers with graduate-level education in power, but they were hard to find. The company was faced with the tough question: What can you […]

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