To Keep Up With Life, Keep Learning: 3 Questions with Mehmet Yilmaz

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mehmet yilmaz in lab
Mehmet Yilmaz

Mehmet Yilmaz is a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who has been awarded a fellowship grant from the Geosynthetic Institute for his work with co-extruded EVOH geomembrane covers to avoid landfill gas emissions. …

To Infinity and Beyond: Scott Belfield’s MEES Experience

Scott Belfield, a 2011 graduate of the Master of Engineering: Engine Systems program at UW-Madison, works with large engines as a chief marine engineer and attributes much of his success to the degree.

Belfield quickly discovered that what he learned …

7 Competencies All New Grads Should Have

7 competencies all new grads should have infographicAre you a new graduate? Or, are you entering the workforce after a career change? If so, there are some things you should know to succeed in your new role.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers has defined career …

The Fast Track to Technical Leadership: Meet Nina Kazarov 

technical leadership infographicIn just seven months, Nina Kazarov learned how to be an effective technical leader.

Kazarov, a financial analyst who is transitioning into management at her employer, recently graduated from the Technical Leadership Certificate program. The certificate, offered by UW-Madison Engineering …

Who are the Work Martyrs? Many are Millennials

infographic: why many people don't take vacation days

The work martyrs—those who rarely take vacation—can be found in many American workplaces. What’s surprising is that many of them are Millennials, according to some new survey results.

Millennials have often received a bad rap for their work ethic. Many …

Use Professional Development to Increase Millennial Loyalty, study says

The Millennial generation, which will comprise over half the workforce by 2020, is known to frequently “job-hop.” But you can keep this generation loyal by giving them opportunities for professional development.

Excluding salary, work-life balance is most important to Millennials. …

13 Questions with Derek Ferguson, ’16 MEM grad

derek fergusonEPD: What have you learned from the program that you have been able to directly apply in the workplace?

DF: The MEM program has taught me important management skills that I can directly apply to my new position as a …

EPD’s Rath Works to Reduce Errors in Radiotherapy


Contact: Frank Rath
Program Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Engineering Professional Development
MADISON, Wis. (7/28/16)–Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and two University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members are working …

13 Questions with Mitriya Puguh, ’16 MEM grad

mitriya puguhEPD: What have you learned from the program that you have been able to directly apply in the workplace?

MP: I’ve learned about my strengths and weaknesses as an engineering leader/ individual contributor. The program also expanded my knowledge about …

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