Interviewing After Grad School

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So, you’ve just graduated … now what? Getting into the workforce, whether you’re interviewing for your first job or your third promotion, can be very nerve-wracking. You may be very anxious to interview, and that feeling is completely normal. This blog will help calm those pre-interview jitters with helpful tips and tricks from Worcester Polytechnic…Continue Reading Interviewing After Grad School

Getting the Most from Virtual Teams

Michael Elmes, WPI Professor of Organizational Studies Although virtual teaming has long been a feature of remote learning, the pandemic made online collaboration a reality for most higher ed students — as well as those in the workforce. In 2020, two-thirds of college students exclusively attended virtual classes, and the trend of online learning seems…Continue Reading Getting the Most from Virtual Teams

New Interview: WPI’s Mike Ahern & Energy Central

One of WPI’s resident Power Systems experts has been busy lately! Michael Ahern recently sat down with power systems publication Energy Central as part of their Getting To Know The Experts interview series. Ahern talked about his path into power systems, the evolving training needs for power professionals, and a lot more. Read Energy Central’s interview…Continue Reading New Interview: WPI’s Mike Ahern & Energy Central

The Future of Biotech Comes to WPI

  This summer, WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center (BETC) hosted a truly incredible young intern named Evelyn, who loves cell culture and is part of the first generation in her family on track to pursue higher education. Read all about Evelyn on the BETC’s Blog.  ♥ Love this post? Subscribe to Catalyst…Continue Reading The Future of Biotech Comes to WPI

How to Write a Personal Statement

You’ve decided you’re going back to school. You’ve called your old college for transcripts, and you’ve talked to your boss or former professor about writing you a letter of recommendation. Now comes the hard part. The personal statement. The idea of talking about yourself for multiple paragraphs might make you queasy–where do you even begin?…Continue Reading How to Write a Personal Statement

Top Jobs & Societies in Robotics Engineering

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 about being a…Continue Reading Top Jobs & Societies in Robotics Engineering

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

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

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…Continue Reading Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

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…Continue Reading Automating Communication Through Building Information Modeling