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Alumni Success Stories

Purdue's online Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering opens door to a new career for program's first graduate

Several years after earning her undergraduate engineering degree, Hannah Taggart felt the need to refresh her knowledge and skills. Purdue University's online Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering gave her that opportunity and focused Taggart on a new career in medical devices and regulatory affairs.

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Purdue’s online Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Management lets professional pilot earn her degree

Jamie Engler, who flies for Spirit Airlines, earned her Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Purdue University online, while moving her home base twice, changing employers, and maintaining the busy schedule of a working professional pilot who might land in multiple time zones a day.

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For this graduate student, Purdue’s online Systems and Agile training are the perfect combination

Temitope “Temi” Adegboye earned his Graduate Certificate in Systems, completed Purdue’s online Agile Project Management course and an INCOSE equivalency course, and earned a Python programming certificate as well – all provided by Purdue via online delivery.

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Purdue’s Online Dual Engineering + MBA and Management and Leadership Master’s Degrees Prove to be Career Boosters

Januario Mendes wanted to upgrade his engineering skills while gaining business expertise that could position him to move into leadership as his career advances. He decided that only one master’s program fit what he was looking for – the online Dual Master of Science in Engineering (MS/MSE) + Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University.

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Purdue Master’s in Communication Student Balances Graduate Studies with an International Career

Already a successful international communication professional, Ye Ji Lee needed a graduate program that would enable her to continue working for the United Nations in Jordan. While browsing possible options, Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Communication stood out.

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Doctoral degree provides both professional and personal fulfillment

To Nixon Opondo, graduating from Purdue represented more than a personal achievement; it was also an opportunity for him to bring much needed knowledge and skills back to his hometown, where his expertise could have a major impact. He grew up in a small village called West Alego, Kaugagi, in the Siaya district of western Kenya.

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Purdue’s First Doctor of Technology Graduate Becomes MIT Researcher and Air Force Technology Consultant

Air Force Captain and Purdue online Doctor of Technology graduate Ethan Sneider will always remember his dissertation defense, which took place amid a global pandemic standing next to his bunk in a military dorm in Qatar.

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