Hector Falcon

Class Year: 
2009
Job Title / Company: 
Senior Project Controls Planner, Oxy Petroleum

Undergraduate Degree: BS Civil Engineering, Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela)

Why did you choose your program and area of study?

The Master of Engineering Management Program was aligned with my career path into Project Controls and Project Management. Also Duke is a world renowned institution that has opened many opportunities in great companies.

Briefly describe your Duke Experience.

It was the best time of my life. Great people and an amazing place to learn.

What impact has the degree had on your career?

It has had a fundamental impact in my career. It opened the chance for me to compete in the US market.

What advice would you give to prospective applicants - those who are just beginning to explore graduate options at Duke?

Get in the best school you can and learn from them. Once you get through the door you will have the chance to prove yourself. Many great professional simply never get that chance.

What advice would you give to admitted students who are considering Duke?

Make sure the degree aligns with your life plan. Don’t improvise. Have a clear plan and vision of what purpose the degree serves.