148: Can You Become an Engineer (or anything else) without a College Degree [Podcast]

Do you really need a college degree to become an engineer? This subject is an often debated topic – especially in the hallowed halls of higher education. Many of my peers hotly disagree with me on this subject.  They think I am committing blasphemy to bring up the idea that we may not be adding […]

Can you Become an Engineer (or anything else) without a Degree

147: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years? [Podcast]

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is one of the most frequently asked questions in an interview. Yet, I often wonder if your answer matters much. After all, many interviewers are just following a script. But forget the interview and think about it for yourself. Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years? […]

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

146: How to Develop Confidence and Composure – Even When You are Scared to Death [Podcast]

Develop confidence. That is the challenge.  The desire to develop more confidence and composure under pressure is a common theme we see in our professional graduate students. Even those who seem like they are highly confident will confess one-on-one that they are lacking.  A quick look will show that everyone lacks confidence at some level. […]


145: Does it Matter Where You Go to School? [Podcast]

Where you go to school matters – right?  With all the attention to college acceptance bribery cases involving actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, we might think that it really matters where you go to school. After all, why would they pay a ton of money if not?  But when we peel back the layers […]

Does it matter where you go to school?

144: Should I Get a Masters in Engineering Management or MBA [Podcast]

Engineering Management (EM) vs MBA? That is a question I have talked about a lot in the last few years.  I have both a masters in engineering and an MBA. And since joining the university, I have been running an engineering management program (Information Engineering and Management or IEM). So I have seen them all […]

Engineering Management vs MBA