Cornell M.Eng. Experience - transcription

[inspiring music] Your resume is not going to win you the job. You are going to win you the job.

[Lynden A. Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering]: The M.Eng. experience at Cornell I believe is like no other, in that it will give you an immersion in an environment, where you're surrounded by excellence.

[Siddharth Tiwari, M.Eng. student in Chemical Engineering:] Cornell is amongst the best universities in the world. So you get to learn from the smartest people in the world. You talk to them and learn from them. You talk to them and learn from them every day. You get the opportunity to work on the M.Eng. Capstone project. So you get to have hands-on experience which, helps you distinguish yourself from the other job applicants.

[Kathryn Caggiano, Professor of Practice; Director, M.Eng. Studies, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering]: Cornell's master of engineering programs are specifically designed to prepare students for the professional arena. It's an intensive two-semester experience. We cultivate engagement across our entire ecosystem, including faculty, including project and industry partners.

[Sadie Wilson, M.Eng. student in Biomedical Engineering:] The interdisciplinary curriculum has really benefited me because I have gotten to really explore a lot of aspects of business, as well as programming opportunities that I never realized I was as passionate about. I'm really looking into a career in software development now and I never thought that was going to be an option before.

And we now have 14 M.Eng. programs that span essentially every discipline in the College of Engineering.

[Frank Sammartino, M.Eng. student in Mechanical Engineering:] I think the M.Eng. degree will really give me a strong foundation in kind of the specific kind of engineering I want to do and really specialize in my field of Interest, which is product design and research and development. As we think about the M.Eng. program if you think about its future, we imagine it to be like an MBA, like a law degree, a program that allows you to become very deep and embedded in the practice of engineering.

[Jen Micale, Director, M.Eng. Programs Support Services College of Engineering:] The cornerstone of this professionally based degree is the amount of career services and professional development tools that are offered.

I’m really excited to start taking advantages of the career services offered this semester, because most recently I was talking with my advisors about how to interview and how to best orient my resume to show off my skills.

So because of the way our M.Eng. programs are designed they include the M.Eng. project experience they include professional development opportunities. Students are actually doing things. They're doing things in the lab. They're building things. They are able to leave Cornell, able to have an impact immediately and that's something that employers and students really value.

The M.Eng. degree sets me up for success because it's industry oriented but it allows you to really tailor your career to what your interests are, and learn new skills you didn't think you had.

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