Earlier this month, Dunwoody College of Technology’s Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Student Chapter hosted a Six Sigma Training, certifying participants in Six Sigma Green Belt, the first credential in a series of certifications focused on lean processes.
The Six Sigma Green Belt certification is widely recognized throughout the industry, and the credential gives students an edge in their job search, signifying that they are well-versed in lean processes and process improvement.
Dunwoody’s IISE Student Chapter President Dustin Szumowski organized the event with the IISE National Chapter, inviting students from North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The training ran for 8 hours on both Friday and Saturday with a two-part exam on Sunday.
“I thought the event went great! Everyone had fun and learned more about process improvement,” Szumowski said. “I think that it is a great way to get ahead of others competing in the job market.”
Dunwoody’s IISE Student Chapter is open to students enrolled in the Industrial Engineering Technology bachelor’s completion degree program. Learn more at dunwoody.edu.
Dunwoody College of Technology’s Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Student Chapter recently held a panel to discuss career paths and experiences in the engineering field.
Dunwoody’s IISE Student Chapter started in March 2015 with a goal to connect students with professionals in the industry and expose them to hands-on experiences.
As a part of this initiative, the Chapter holds two to three events a year to help Industrial Engineering Technology students network with industry professionals and learn how to do things like write a rèsumè, interview for jobs, and more.
IISE hosts panel of engineers
In addition to learning about how to get a job in industry, IISE also works to give students an idea of what to expect on the job after graduation.
To do this, the Chapter recently invited a panel of five engineering professionals to speak during their meeting. These working engineers – made up of two engineers involved with the IISE Twin Cities Professional Chapter and three Dunwoody graduates – spoke about their career paths and experiences.
The panel consisted of:
- Nate Andrican, Boston Scientific, IISE Twin Cities Professional Chapter
- Chris Heinze, UTC Aerospace Systems, IISE Twin Cities Professional Chapter
- Dan Burns, St. Jude Medical, Dunwoody graduate
- Mandi Drevlow, Design Ready Controls, Dunwoody graduate
- Chai Thao, Minnetronix, Dunwoody graduate
“The coolest part was hearing five different people that all graduated with the same or similar degrees that do completely different things in industry,” Dustin Szumowski, IISE Student Chapter President, said. “What I took from it is that if you get a job in industry that you don’t like, there’s a lot of options out there, and you can keep searching.”
Industrial Engineering Technology at Dunwoody
Industrial Engineering Technology allows students with associate’s degrees in manufacturing-related fields to earn an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science and grow in their fields as engineers.
This program offers course instruction at night, allowing students to work full-time while completing their degree.
Learn more about Industrial Engineering Technology.