Going Back To School: Your 2017 Resolution

Posted by Monika Maslen on Jan 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

If you’re a parent, it’s hard to make time for yourself. You tend to turn your life over to your family, making sure they have everything they need to go after their dreams. And sometimes, this means your own dreams get put on hold.

I was the same way. As a working professional and mom, there wasn’t much “me time” in my day. I worked, I managed my home, and I took care of my kids. I always felt like I should’ve been doing more to improve myself: become more knowledgeable, advance my career goals. So every year, on New Year’s Eve, I would make a resolution to do something for myself.

And every year, I failed. But then something changed.

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, WPI Online

Ask Amanda: Online Grad School FAQ's

Posted by Amanda Keighley on Dec 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

  “What should I expect as an online student?”

“Can I get hands-on, practical learning in an online course?”

“How will I feel connected and supported online?”

As a program manager for WPI’s online graduate programs, I hear these three questions more than any others. If you’ve been thinking about grad school and think online is the right fit, you may be asking yourself the same things. So let’s break it down, question by question.

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Topics: WPI Online, Online Graduate School, Ask Amanda, FAQ's

4 Industries Clamoring for Data Scientists (Free eBook)

Posted by Lindsay Bohigian on Dec 16, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Sentiment mining.

Wind-turbine monitoring.

Genome interpretation.

Organizations across the globe have an ever-expanding need for "data wizards" who can collect, store, and analyze vast quantities of information in order to make better decisions; their success depends on it! 

In our latest eBook, Data Science in Every Industry,  explore 4 fields being revolutionized by Big Data and how they're using it to change the way they work. You'll also learn about the overwhelming demand for data scientists in all industries, and how the world can meet that challenge.

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Topics: WPI Online, Data Science

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

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