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Alumni Profiles

David Steinmetz

David Steinmetz

"Germans graduate college with a degree that is more or less equivalent to our master’s degree. Therefore, to work at the [Max Planck] institute towards my Ph.D., I would have had to do my master’s first if I had not participated in Drexel's BS/MS program."

Jim Puza

Jim Puza

"Weigh the advantages of a co-op program heavily; it was a major factor in my success. Pick a good school because in the competitive environment that exists today, the reputation of a university provides an advantage."

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

"Lots of companies don't understand what materials engineering is. Apply for chemical engineering and mechanical engineering jobs. Be prepared to do it all!"

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Howard Benson

Howard Benson

The year is 1980 and Howard Benson just graduated from Drexel University with a degree in materials engineering and a passion for music. "I always loved music and the music industry but I had no idea how to be successful in it, so I decided to pursue my second love - engineering..."

Svetlana Dimovski

Svetlana Dimovski

"Surround yourself with people who think positive. Learn how to move forward through difficult times. Never lose faith that you can do it."

Milan Ivosevic

Milan Ivosevic

"Ph.D. education provided a great sense of professional accomplishment and an opportunity to look forward to every new day at work because my job is exciting, diverse, challenging and never boring."

Davide Mattia

Davide Mattia

"I think the international experience acquired with my Ph.D. at Drexel has been a key factor in my selection for the faculty position offered."

Adam Procopio

Adam Procopio

"In R&D, the Ph.D., without a doubt, opens doors that would be difficult or require long durations at a company to achieve. The Ph.D. is an exceptional learning exercise that prepares you as a researcher."

María Pía Rossi

María Pía Rossi

"At my job, it’s imperative to be able to present my work to managers and executives in a clear and interesting manner, and I feel that in general, Drexel MSE students emerge from the program better qualified for this than the average Ph.D. graduate."

Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas

"Mentoring and assisting undergraduates and younger graduate students helped develop skills useful in working with people in industry."

Xianping Wu

Xianping Wu

"My Ph.D. research and education has helped me to quickly pick up the first assignments in industry and has also provided me with a solid base for continuous career development."




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Last updated Tuesday, July 12, 2011