Why Graduate School?

New Podcast Alert: Ask A Student!

New Podcast Alert: Ask A Student!

Why do people take college courses online?  How much time does an online course take per week? How do students collaborate in the online space?  Get the answers to these questions and many more in our brand-new podcast: Ask a WPI Online Student! Hear from real WPI students and recent alumni as they answer questions from curious […]

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Giving Back While Moving Forward – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Giving Back While Moving Forward – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

This interview is part of the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series. WPI Online’s Gateway Scholarship is awarded annually to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series introduces you to the scholarship winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. 2019 Gateway Scholarship winner Xiaolin Zhen’s […]

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Data Manager, Musician & Mom – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Data Manager, Musician & Mom – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. How many data scientists do […]

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Engineering the Happiest Place on Earth – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Engineering the Happiest Place on Earth – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more.  One visit to any […]

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3 Big Benefits of Learning At Work

3 Big Benefits of Learning At Work

Picture it: you find out your company offers you the chance to earn your next degree. The catch? You’ll be part of a “cohort,” a group of students made up of other people who work within your organization, working together through the same courses. You hesitate. Maybe you’ve been out of the classroom setting for […]

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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

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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