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New Year, New Career Goals

It’s January, 2020. Not just a new year, but a brand-spanking-new decade. You’re armed with a fresh set of personal resolutions and ready to go.

But what about your professional life? Have you thought about where you are in your career? Are you heading in the right direction? Maybe the career opportunity you’ve been looking for isn’t happening as quickly as you’d like. Or the course you’d originally charted no longer fits the current landscape.

The Value of Hiring a Military Veteran

If you’re looking for reasons to hire a vet, it isn’t hard to find them. Service in the military demonstrates a level of commitment, comfort with responsibility, and work ethic that is difficult to match.

Military Officer to Organization Services Coordinator

Having served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for 20 years, Shawanda "Wanda" Perry knows the value of good leadership and management skills. During her military career, Perry gained considerable experience in operations planning, analysis, personnel management, and public service while assigned in various leadership positions in the Army as well as in volunteer and community organizations. A combat veteran of both Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), she retired from a successful and rewarding career as an Army Intelligence Officer.

From Retiree to Data Scientist at NASA

For most of us, unfinished business at college means a few remaining credits standing in the way of a diploma – not pursuing an additional advanced degree.

Future-Proof Your Career with Lifetime Education

In today’s business environment, it’s easier than ever to become irrelevant. New knowledge is being created at such a pace that we can barely keep up, and it’s perpetually expanding. Today’s workers need to keep a finger on the pulse of developments in their fields and constantly update their capabilities. Ongoing professional development, in these ever-changing times, is not merely an option. It’s a necessity for professional survival.

Map Out Your Future With a 'Personal Board of Directors'

In an era of rapid technological development, acquiring new skills is more than a matter of professional development. It is a matter of professional survival. The goal is to keep pace with change and remain relevant in your chosen field. The question is how to do that strategically, especially when people now hold an average of 12 jobs in their lifetime.

Control Your Career with a Personal Board of Directors

Think back to the early days of your engineering-related career. Recall your period of training and education, when you were still learning the ins and outs of your profession. Whether that was three years or three decades ago, chances are you don’t do things exactly the same way anymore. Technological advances, software updates, and innovative heuristic strategies along with new processes all conspire to render “the way we do things” obsolete with astonishing regularity.

First Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health Cohort Graduates

The inaugural class of Professional Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health (PMOSH) were presented their diplomas in a commencement ceremony on August 2, 2019. As a recent addition to the Georgia Tech Professional Education degree portfolio, this program made history as the first degree of its kind in Georgia.

Space, STEM, and Saturn V: The Journey from Earth to the Moon

Half a century ago Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins –with the help of thousands of NASA engineers, scientists, and mission controllers –pulled off a moon landing that remains history's greatest adventure.

Bob Macdonald was completing his master's degree in nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech when plans for the historic moon landing was announced.

“I thought what a great thing to do,” Macdonald remembered. “It wouldn’t be easy but we knew the physics and we knew the math. We just didn’t have the equipment to do it. That’s where the engineers came in.”

Always Improving: Philosophy as a Procurement Specialist

Georgia Tech’s Procurement and Supply Management Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare sourcing, planning, and procurement professionals to lead their companies in successfully navigating the complexities, risks, and rewards of the modern global sourcing environment. Project leaders, business unit leaders, operations managers, and sales leaders are all typical learners.

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