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November 27, 2021

An Opportunity to Return Home

As a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer, we are charged with the planning, acquisition, construction, operation, and maintenance of all Navy and Marine Corps shore facilities worldwide.
March 3, 2021

Catering My Skillset to Industry Needs

Growing up, I was the kid who could name the make and model of every aircraft that flew overhead, achieved thousands of flight hours on Microsoft Flight Simulator X, spent the weekends flying in general aviation aircraft, and ultimately based his life around aviation.
February 23, 2021

My Fulbright Journey

After spending seven years in a retail career, with three years working as a Warehouses and Logistics Manager, I embarked on the most exciting and scary venture of my life: Flying to a foreign country to complete the Purdue University Master of Engineering Management Program.
November 10, 2020

U.S. Army to Purdue MEM: The Challenges Ahead

After earning my bachelor’s in mathematics, I entered into the United States Army where I served for nine years as an infantry officer. Within the Army I had the opportunity to lead diverse, winning teams all over the world. While I enjoyed the challenges and opportunities presented during my military career, I knew that I was ready for a change.
August 24, 2020

Advice to Future MEM Students from a MEM Alum

I still remember the first day of orientation at Purdue University. While everyone was introducing themselves, I noticed a stark difference compared to my previous experience. In my undergraduate program, the vast majority of my batch mates shared the same academic backgrounds and career interests. At Purdue MEM, my fellow students joined from a wide range of engineering disciplines and held an array of career aspirations. The commonality that brought us together was our zeal to build a career in the corporate world. Pursuing a Master's in Engineering Management was our stepping stone to growing a leadership-focused career in our chosen technical field that incorporated a closer look towards management.
April 14, 2020

From Ford to Microsoft: Developing your Early Career Pathway

When I started my first job at Ford after graduating from the Master of Engineering Management program at Purdue, I actually had no idea what exactly it was that I wanted to do. Luckily, thanks to the variety of skills that I obtained through the MEM program, I was given the opportunity to explore many different roles within Ford ranging from Software Engineer to White Hat Hacker. It was not until my fourth role as a Technical Product Manager that I felt I had found something that really clicked.
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