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Growing into Leadership

Joe Washington (EMDC '22) talks about the lessons in executive management he learned as part of Northwestern Engineering's EMDC program.
Nov 21, 2022

Search Committee Formed to Find New Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

The individual chosen will succeed Julio M. Ottino, who will step down as dean at the end of the academic year.
Nov 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Krizek Retires After 59 Years of Teaching

Krizek served as founding director for Northwestern Engineering's MPM and EMDC programs.
Oct 7, 2022

Finding Purpose on a Smoldering Island

Nate McKeever (EMDC ‘22) runs a successful contracting firm in California, but the road to that success started amid a humanitarian crisis.
Aug 12, 2022

Second Chance Success Stories

Jim M. Webb (EMDC '22) is building on his EMDC learning to create more opportunities for himself and others with Nation Builders Construction Group.
Jun 28, 2022

Managing All Facets of a Construction Project

Current EMDC student Ashlee Cohen talks about how the program is helping her grow her career and strengthen partnerships with Watchdog Real Estate Project Management.
Jun 17, 2022

Latonia Harris Encourages Master’s, PhD Graduates to Honor Their Supporters

Harris and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke during the 2022 PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony on June 12, where they discussed the value of education and perseverance.
Jun 13, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Annette Rippert Encourages Graduating Seniors to Use Power of Change

Rippert and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke at the 2022 Undergraduate Convocation on June 12 and implored graduates to use their skills to improve the world.
Jun 13, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Students and Alumni Share Thoughts of EMDC

Graduates and current students share their thoughts about the Northwestern EMDC experience and the positive impact it has had on their lives, professional networks, and - most importantly - their careers.
May 16, 2022

The Problem Solver

Asha Singh (EMDC '22) saw a need and founded a company to meet it; she turned to EMDC to help ensure it would be successful.
May 13, 2022

The Key to Successful Project Management

Matthew Beck (EMDC '19) talks about his work at electrical contracting firm Hatzel and Buehler and how he grew as a project manager thanks to Northwestern Engineering's EMDC program.
May 10, 2022

Dean Julio M. Ottino Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Ottino was recognized for his achievements in original research, and he led the development of Whole-Brain Engineering, which is McCormick’s guiding strategy.
May 3, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

What Happens When You Ignore Career Advice

Diane Zimmer (MPM '97, EMDC '14) has built a 20-plus-year career in the construction industry, thanks in large part to her willingness to ignore suggestions of what she should do professionally.
Apr 13, 2022

The Question That Defined a Career

Joanna Szymel (EMDC ‘20) talks about launching her own construction and consulting firm as an EMDC student, thanks in part to a professor's simple comment.
Mar 25, 2022

The Value of Expertise in EMDC

Daniel Maguire, former president, CEO, and vice chairman of Executive Construction, reflects on 25 years of teaching in Northwestern Engineering's MPM program and why he is a strong advocate for the school's EMDC program.
Feb 28, 2022
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