They were able to bring real-world knowledge, examples and situations.
“Throughout the Engineering Operations and Strategy graduate program, I have been able to share ideas and thoughts with professors who were also full-time managers or engineers. The coursework with professors Dave Carey and Robert Taylor was especially helpful. I could, and still do, apply the things I learned in class on a daily basis at my job as an engineer. They were able to bring real-world knowledge, examples and situations into classroom discussion.”
David Carey ’83 M’98 (right)
“I try to relate to my students as an engineer. I approach all interactions as if we are coworkers working on a project and I am either the team leader or project consultant. The focus is to prepare the students for the real world through actual engineering problems and presenting solutions from my 25-plus years of experience as an engineer and manager.”