I feel quite excited about stepping into the professional world, but leaving Great Valley has been a little sad. The Great Valley staff was amazing and helped me navigate through the degree. Personally, Penn State Global Engagement and Leadership Experience was a great experience where I made some amazing friends for a lifetime. Professionally, being in the LaunchBox Student Startup Project was my best experience. I edited videos, created content, and hosted some cool podcasts which will be released later. Therefore, it was the most joyous and amazing experience.
Utkarsh Singh, Masters Of Engineering Management, 2022
I was working as a research assistant with iLink and Dr. Raghu Sangwan. It helped me a whole lot to put things in perspective. The things that I was learning in class, the things that I was taking tests on or doing my homework for, I actually got to apply right away at work. As an engineering manager, I can work in the creative domain, I can work in the analytics domain, and I can work in the business domain as well.
Aditya Mathkar, Master of Engineering Management, 2022,Alliance Lead,iLink Digital
The Penn State Great Valley Master of Engineering Management degree has given me the tools to more effectively manage my engineering team. The Master of Leadership Development has challenged me to grow as a leader and understand the difference between managing and leading. I now manage projects and lead people. I am more self-aware and understand the need to lead organizational and social change through authentic transformational leadership. Penn State Great Valley is conveniently located to work and home, has world-class professors, and a diverse, engaged, and professional student body. I have made many contacts and life-long friends at Penn State Great Valley. We Are Penn State!
Kenneth R. Mahon, Master of Engineering Management, 2013; MLD, 2015
My undergraduate engineering degree has given me a great foundation of technical skills, but I know that I want to continue to improve my technical management abilities over time. The Master of Engineering Management program allows me to help meet that goal. The interactions with multidisciplinary students promote problem solving from different perspectives, and classes relate specific management techniques to industry examples. This combination of skills has been beneficial in expanding my knowledge base.
Ross McKelvey, Master of Engineering Management, 2015