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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.

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.

7 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Online Degree Program

Online learning is here to stay. By the end of 2019, four million students are expected to be taking online courses, according to research conducted by Study International. At Georgia Tech for example, one-third of students are taking courses online.

National Safety Month: Top OSHA Violations

Jobs in industries such as construction and manufacturing are prone to high numbers of work-related injuries largely due in part to their use of industrial machinery, as well as the nature of the work itself and the spaces in which the jobs must be performed. While some of the most common accidents are the result of employees slipping and falling in the workplace, other on-the-job injuries include electrical injuries, getting struck by an object, or getting caught in-between equipment and structures.

Future Workforce: The Hybrid Employee

A study from Burning Glass Technologies shows that one-quarter of all occupations in the United States are now "hybrids" and are universally the fastest-growing and highest-paying – and also the most resistant to automation. Areas of expertise that were once unrelated, and jobs that two or even three individuals used to do, are now being combined into one role.

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.”

6 Tips for Balancing Family and Degree

“With a full-time career, three kids, and working on a master’s degree, my time is spread thin. I want to ensure that each gets the proper amount of my time and attention,“ said master’s candidate, S. Chase Mecham.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Pursuing a rigorous graduate degree while working and making time for family is no easy feat. Mecham is one of the working professionals who shared tips for juggling family responsibilities while keeping up with the demands of taking a Georgia Tech online master's degree.

Shun Griffin Makes her Mark in Manufacturing Leadership

With ample experience in manufacturing, Lukisha T. "Shun" Griffin recently became the first woman to earn a Manufacturing Leadership Certificate from Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). Knowing she always had a knack for working with machines, Griffin, who is currently studying Industrial Engineering at Kennesaw State University (KSU), enrolled in GTPE's program to gain the skills necessary to further her career and become a manufacturing manager.

Teaching at Tech

There’s more to an online course than meets the eye. Engaging adult learners across the globe takes more than simply recording lectures and making them available online. At Georgia Tech, a world of creativity and expertise lies behind every course in its renowned online master’s degrees-at-scale, which are currently offered in computer science, analytics, and cybersecurity.

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