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

Study Tips for Graduate Students

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With the semester coming to an end, graduate students are no doubt starting to stress about finals! Balancing your workload, friends, studying, working full time, and other commitments can be exhausting and overwhelming. The pressure is on to do well on exams, and that totally adds to the stress!   Taking care of your mental health…Continue Reading Study Tips for Graduate Students

Online vs. In-Person Graduate Programs

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Introduction  In today’s competitive job market where specialized degrees and knowledge are increasingly valued, the decision to pursue a graduate degree can mean big things for your career and personal development. It takes careful consideration of lots of factors, including your career goals, financial situation, lifestyle, and learning style.  Whether you are weighing the pros…Continue Reading Online vs. In-Person Graduate Programs

What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  

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Why Get a Master’s Degree in AI?   Artificial intelligence (AI) is in virtually every headline nowadays. It has begun to filter into every industry, including art, education, social media, business, and beyond. Those in the technology field have known about the usefulness of AI and have been using it to train and build algorithms for…Continue Reading What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  

5 Productivity Apps for Students & Working Professionals in STEM

Productivity can be difficult to measure and achieve without a little help. Students and working professions working in the STEM industry need to look no further than their mobile devices and computers to increase efficiency. Productivity apps for students are abundant because productivity is a constant demand, no matter the industry or profession. Searching app stores…Continue Reading 5 Productivity Apps for Students & Working Professionals in STEM

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

5 Soft Skills That Pay in Technical Professions

With unemployment at a 50-year low and the number of job openings higher than ever before, times are good for the average employee in America. Those with technical training are doing even better. Now is the time to take advantage – by developing skills that get the attention of prospective employers, you’ll increase your negotiating…Continue Reading 5 Soft Skills That Pay in Technical Professions