When you get your graduate degree, you’re not just learning, but also learning really important business skills. You have to want people to work with you. You have to find common ground and you have to explain why [a change] is good for them, why it’s good for the institution, and bring them on board. ... I can’t say, ‘Oh, I got my graduate degree at Penn State. I learned this engineering trick.’ Yes, certainly I did learn those things, but it was more about the soft skills that we picked up, like building a coalition of the willing and presenting in front of a group and getting everybody to agree.
Col. Jeffery Lipson, Master of Science in Information Science,CEO,Layer 8 Security