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Favorite book:
1984

Favorite movie:
The Bourne Identity

Favorite place you’ve visited:
Paris

Name Matthew Coryea, MSEM ’14
Position Project Manager, Vanderweil Engineers
Education before Tufts B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
Work experience before Tufts Mechanical Engineer, BLW Engineers

What is one thing that surprised you about the MSEM experience?
What surprised me the most about the MSEM experience is how close we all became as a class. Our group bonded both inside and outside of the classroom, and supported each other not only in our academic endeavors, but in our personal lives as well. It made the whole experience that much more enjoyable, and many of us still meet up from time to time to stay in touch, network, and discuss business ideas.

Since you’ve graduated how have you been able to apply what you learned in the MSEM program to your career?
The biggest impact on me from the MSEM program is that my entire point of view when approaching teamwork or management problems has changed. It’s easier for me to identify why teams are not operating at an optimal capacity, and has provided me with the tools to handle these challenges. The program has also instilled a strong belief that having a mentor is important, and I now seek out these positive relationships in my career.