Ye Ma

Ye Ma
Class Year: 
2014
Job Title / Company: 
Senior Operations Manager, CBRE

Undergraduate Degree: BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Why did you choose your program and area of study?

I thought engineering management was a good upgrade for my arsenal based on my undergraduate experience. Also, I was very interested in engineering management rather than traditional engineering programs because it provided exposure in areas other than engineering.

Briefly describe your Duke Experience.

My Duke experience was the traditional Blue Devil experience. I explored Duke from different aspects by participating in different events like LDOC (Last Day of Classes) and Camp-Out (for Men’s Basketball tickets). Besides, I also got to know our town Durham, plus Chapel Hill.

What impact has the degree had on your career?

The degree gives me more opportunities based on the knowledge I gained and the reputation of the program and the university. Also, the alumni network provides huge support in my career.

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

Keep it simple, keep it real. Stay focused and have fun.

Talk to others and listen to others before making your own decisions.