The MEM program assists students in progressing in their careers in a variety of ways. MEM graduates who stay with their present companies are typically promoted to positions with more responsibility, managing more people, or taking on more sophisticated project management responsibilities.
Immediate working world application
As the students are allowed to customize the program to fit their desired area of specialization or concentration, assignments from class often have direct and immediate applicability to the students work-life. MEM provides a series of tools, techniques, and perspectives, often revealing issues that are underlying the student's current work situation.
The MEM program, in collaboration with the Student Advisory Board, sponsors activities to develop leadership opportunities for current students and alumni, such as annual data analytics competition and frequent career networking events. In addition, an active student and alumni group, the MEM Program Alumni Council, holds networking events throughout the year.
The McCormick Office of Career Development is located in Ford 2.350. The office helps provide career advice to engineering students and helps them find internship and co-op positions.
Northwestern Career Advancement offers comprehensive career services including career counseling and assessment, resume reviews, and individual job searching assistance.
Take advantage of the networking and mentoring opportunities available through the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Many MEM students join national as well as local chapters of highly recognized professional organizations such as IEEE, INCOSE, PDMA, or SWE to name a few.