Graduated May 2015
Owens Corning, Global Senior Engineering Lead
"The manufacturing industry is quite demanding with a growing need for new and improved technology, innovation, and greater efficiency in management. Gone are the days when an engineer can strictly rely on technical know-how to meet technological and project demands. A sound background in leadership and management is necessary. My MEM degree from Purdue provided opportunities to improve my efficiency in management. I got a holistic view of the organization I work for driving decisions based on a working knowledge of the industry. I obtained advanced sets of business and leadership skills which meet the growing demand for improved technology."
"It has been truly an enriching experience. I enjoyed the business management classes, and I learned how to effectively utilize technical, financial, and human resources to make an impactful contribution to my organization. I have received several promotions since my graduation and still apply the skills and knowledge obtained today."
Graduated May 2015
Firestone Polymers, LLC, Engineer II, Process
"As part of the Process Engineering Group, my role is to work with different groups and departments to safely lower costs, improve product qualities, approve new materials, and improve facility capacities. Responsibilities include improving process control, following special production runs, developing operating procedures, following implementation and start-up of new equipment, scale-up of new products, and de-bottlenecking plant operations.
"The Engineering Management program at Purdue is very unique and trains its students with the right skill set that industry demands. The twelve-month practicum in industry doesn’t just add to the list of internships on your résumé. While practicing your engineering skills at work, you finally get to learn which types of theories are most sought and valued in your field of study. The program provides an opportunity for you to learn those subjects so you can further contribute. After completing your study, your employer will be impressed with your engineering expertise and ability to integrate theory and practice to solve their problems.
"Purdue taught me leadership, public speaking, time management, and most importantly, how to have a positive attitude!"