Undergraduate Degree: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
Why did you choose your program and area of study?
I chose my program to extend on my technical education received during undergrad and to nurture a skill set which would enable me to broaden as an engineer - such as leadership, project management, communication, and presentation skills.
Briefly describe your Duke Experience.
One awesome, bustling year of growth, self-reflection, job interviews, networking, new friends, and of course, basketball.
What impact has the degree had on your career?
Duke's MEM has undoubtedly already shown value in my career. It allowed me to progress into a leadership role much faster than average, and provided the foundation for professional skills I need to use every day to be successful - communication, leadership, and project management to name a few.
What advice would you give to prospective applicants - those who are just beginning to explore graduate options at Duke?
Knowing generally what you want to do and why you want to do it will really maximize what you get out of any experience. If you think the MEM program could be right for you, go for it!
What advice would you give to admitted students who are considering Duke?
Duke really cares about its MEM program and students. Pick the school that is right for you, but know that Duke's attention to the program & students, and flexibility in curriculum are second to none.