Volume 15, Number 8
November 11, 2008

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Industrial Engineering Students, Faculty
and Grads Come Together

Industrial Engineering (IE) faculty members and department graduates met with students on Monday, November 3, 2008 to share their experiences and discuss the importance of having a Masters or Ph.D. Degree in professional life. Prof. M. Selim Aktürk presented "Do We Have to Have a Masters Degree?" addressing the advantages in both a national and international context. Dr. Cemal Akyel, Vice President of Microsoft Turkey, presented "Why Having a Masters Degree is Important in Professional Life." He pointed out that "having a Masters Degree is an investment for your life, and it helps you to get specialized in a specific subject." Prof. Nesim K. Erkip presented "What is Academic Life and What Does an Academic Do?" stating that, "in order to become a good academic you have to communicate, read a lot, and love to interact with students." Finally, former IE student Mustafa Tanrıkulu shared his post-graduate experiences with attendees. During the panel, headed by Prof. Ülkü Gürler, students were given the opportunity to talk with alumni and presenters.

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