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FREE eBook: The Top 10 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed

Posted by Lindsay Bohigian on Nov 23, 2016 2:15:00 PM

If everyone comes to the table with the same set of technical, or "hard" skills, how do employers choose who to hire, keep, and promote? 

Soft skills.

Learn more in our latest eBook!

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Topics: Leadership In Today's World, Trends in Higher Education, Soft Skills

Crash the Course: Introduction to Systems Thinking

Posted by Dan Weagle on Nov 14, 2016 5:00:00 PM

In this first intallment of Crash the Course*, I'm taking you on a journey into WPI Online's "Introduction to Systems Thinking" course.

Dan Weagle with his wife and son.

I don't just work at WPI; I'm also a student in one of the first courses offered in a revolutionary new education model: Personalized Online Education (or POE). Here's why POE works for me.

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Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Our Students, Systems Thinking, WPI Online, Personalized Online Education, POE

Are we there yet? The road to self-driving cars [Infographic]

Posted by Kerry Quinlan on Oct 28, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Driverless cars are being tested as we speak, but pump the brakes! That's not the whole story.

Learn about the different levels of automation possible in the cars of today and tomorrow in our latest infographic.

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Topics: Mechanical Engineering, Infographics, Robotics Engineering, Internet of Things

The Future Looks Bright: Recap of the 2016 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

This fall, WPI hosted the sixth annual Energy Symposium! Our very own power experts were thrilled to welcome guests and current students to discuss the possibilities that lie ahead in the world of energy delivery. We caught up with Edvina Uzunovic and Mike Ahern to hear their thoughts on the event.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Energy Symposium, Our Faculty, Power Systems

Soft skills aren't hard! [Infographic]

Posted by Lindsay Bohigian on Sep 30, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Technical (hard) skills may be vital to getting the job done, but soft skills will set you apart! Learn the tips and tricks that will get you noticed in our latest infographic. 

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, Leadership In Today's World, Trends in Higher Education, Infographics, Soft Skills

Going the distance: WPI’s Career Development Center

Posted by Lindsay Bohigian on Sep 23, 2016 3:30:00 PM

One of the great things about WPI is the support our students receive from the Career Development Center (CDC). Best of all: these services are open to all WPI students: undergraduate, graduate, on-campus, and even online!  

Check out this infographic about the virtual services they provide every day to long-distance students and (alumni!).

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Topics: Infographics, Student Resources, WPI Online

Speed Dating, Diversity, and Haggis: INCOSE IS in Review

Posted by Kate Gorton on Sep 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Don Gelosh (R) receives award for service at INCOSE IS 2016 in Scotland.

July was the 26th-annual INCOSE International Symposium, held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Each year, this event brings together great minds in the field of Systems Engineering to present new ideas and find solutions to present and future challenges.

WPI sent six members of our team across the pond to participate in the symposium. We sat down with two of them to find out more about their experiences.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Systems Engineering and Leadership Institute, Systems Engineering

A look back: WPI's 2015 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Sep 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Our sixth annual energy symposium is right around the corner! In the meantime, let's look back at last year's event, which was a huge success for our guests, faculty, staff, and students in attendance. 

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems

A look back: WPI's 2014 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Aug 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

This fall, WPI will bring power-industry professionals to campus for the sixth annual Energy Symposium. We are exploring the past years of this important event as the big day approaches. Today, we highlight 2014's summit. 

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems

A look back: WPI's 2013 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Aug 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

As the sixth-annual Energy Symposium approaches, we're reminiscing about the event's history. Last time, we talked about the symposium's beginnings, and today we take another step forward in the past. 

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems