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|Name||Daniel J. Raymond, MSEM ’13|
|Position||Vice President of Engineering, ProTom International|
|Education before Tufts||B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell|
|Work experience before Tufts||Principal Electrical Engineer, American Science & Engineering Inc.
Member of Technical Staff, Lucent Technologies
Why did you choose to pursue a M.S. in Engineering Management at Tufts?
American Science and Engineering’s Vice President of Engineering, at the time the TGI MSEM program was offered, was the first individual I met that had this specific degree. He gave me a comprehensive perspective as to what an MSEM degree provided. I saw this as much more interesting and relevant with my position as a technical manager versus an MBA. I felt it was important to learn the science of technical leadership and was interested in learning more about the business aspects of a corporation through a technical lens.
What was appealing to me about the TGI MSEM program was the fact that I could earn the degree by attending classes in the evenings. You don’t have to worry about signing up for classes and purchasing books, this is all taken care of for you along with being fed before starting classes. Most important, was the faculty that could provide real-world, practical experience.
Was there a professor or module that particularly impacted you and why?
The leadership and humanistic perspectives on leadership modules completely changed my view of a leader. These modules challenge you, provide perspectives of how great leaders can make a significant difference for the betterment of society, and help to shape a purposeful leadership vision of your own. All the professors of the program were outstanding. They are experts in their field and bring very current experiences to the classroom. Furthermore, the personal interaction they have with the students is invaluable.
What was your favorite part of the Tufts MSEM experience?
I really enjoyed learning as an adult and feel fortunate to be in a leadership position while pursuing the degree. I also enjoyed the camaraderie and support from fellow students and professors of the program.