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Fourth-Year Student Improves GPA and Accelerates Degree with SOUP

For students looking for a way to stay on top of their studies during the summer, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) offers on-campus summer courses in an online format, known as the Summer Online Undergraduate Program (SOUP).

Whether taking a class that normally fills up during the fall and spring semesters or lightening your load for a future semester, the program is a convenient way to make progress toward your degree. It also pairs well with an internship, co-op, or summer job.

Women in Construction: The OSHA Impact

As the founder and CEO of a construction management firm in Atlanta and the director of marketing for a safety clothing line that caters to women in the trades, Meloni Boatswain understands the importance of utilizing professional development and training to advance her career. Meloni shares her perspective on being a female safety and health professional and how Georgia Tech's Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) training has helped her become a better employer, contractor, and worker.

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.

The Key to a Successful Late Career Transition

Change. The word alone can trigger anxiety. When life as we know it takes a turn, it’s easy to feel intimidated; the familiar, after all, is comfortable.

But change prevents stagnation. It injects energy into routine and propels us forward into unexplored terrain, presenting opportunities that would remain beyond reach if we didn’t take action and move ahead.

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.

Family Ties: Father and Son Take Power Systems Certificate Program

It’s not uncommon for multiple generations of a family to attend the same university. But at the same time? Not usually.

In a twist on tradition, Terry Tucker and his son, Carson, both recently took the Power Systems Certificate program, offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). The two also work together, so for them, sitting next to each other in a classroom didn’t seem all that out of the ordinary.

Thinking Big and Plunging In

When it comes to work, Genna Gold is all about big. Big market, big product, big picture.

And, in the last two-and-a-half years, big change, at a rapid clip. “I’m a very on-the-go type of person,” Gold said, giving insight into why embarking on Georgia Tech's Master's in Systems Engineering program, moving two months later and starting a new job didn’t daunt her. “I enjoy that sort of thing.”

Taking the Fast Track in Manufacturing Leadership

Amanda Dannemiller had long known she wanted to get a master’s degree. She was closing in on 10 years of working as a process engineer when a pull towards management told her it was time to do it.

Dannemiller began looking into MBA programs “because that seemed to be the standard choice,” she said. “But, I just didn’t feel excited about any of them."

“An MBA covers things at a very high level,” Dannemiller explained. “Right now, I'm focused on knowing how to run my department.”

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