Stephanie Vornle Von Haagenfels, ’07
Operation Management Leadership Program Member, General Electric
"The MEM Program at the University of Connecticut provides an excellent
combination of “manufacturing engineering” and “business management”
training. The program has great faculty and staff who help students network
with major companies such as General Electric and United Technologies.
The mix of engineering and management allows students to see the whole
picture when looking at companies or an industry. In my opinion, companies
like MEM graduates. It was not until I started working that I realized how
much the MEM Program had taught me. I was able to apply the leadership,
managerial, and technical skills I learned at UConn immediately and was
thankful for having chosen MEM as my major."
Nick Barbato, ’05
National Account Manager
Control Station, Inc.
MEM is a unique program that blends the fundamental principles of
business management with an emphasis on mechanical and manufacturing
engineering. The program has made me very appealing to a variety of companies
for both engineering and management focused positions. Above all,
I feel that the curriculum prepares its students to be well balanced, effective
communicators of information while having a foundation of knowledge that
commands respect. As an account manager here at Control Station, I can say
that my degree has contributed significantly to my success in technical sales.
For the engineering savvy, and business development focused individual,
it is tough to find a better fit than the UConn MEM Program.
Jeff Euen, ’04
Industrial Engineer Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
The University of Connecticut’s MEM Program
provided me with an excellent understanding of
both the engineering and business skills needed
to succeed in any industry. I have led various projects that encompass
engineering, design, quality, capital, financial analysis and lean manufacturing
techniques. I have also been fortunate to work and effectively communicate
with employees at all levels of the corporation, from executives to middle
managers, to hourly employees.
Upon graduation from UConn’s MEM Program I had several offers for
engineering and management positions from Fortune 500 companies such
as UPS, Goodrich, TYCO and United Technologies as well as many smaller
Connecticut based businesses.
Omar Dinar '03, Sikorsky
"The MEM program at UConn provides students with a strong technical background in product and processes design, as well as critical leadership and managerial skills. The program prepares students for a profession in manufacturing or for entering into graduate school in either business or engineering."
Sarah Johnson '02, Pratt & Whitney
"During the four years of the MEM program, I have learned so many lessons that have helped me in my career. The program has taught me to expand upon skills such as leadership, responsibility, and organization. I feel the program offers a well-rounded basis for the manufacturing engineer who plans to work more with the business related issues in modern industrial companies. There are many different areas of engineering and business that each student may pursue. The students are really great and well-rounded individuals, and the faculty is very helpful and always there as a source of information. I wouldn't have chosen any other major at UConn, this program gave me wonderful opportunities to become a better and more professional."
Jacob Harb '03, BMW
"In my opinion the MEM program at the University of Connecticut provides an excellent combination of business and engineering. The faculty and staff are caring and understanding, and they have the utmost respect for students and their goals. MEM courses offer real life applications that can be used in any industry. The program has given invaluable resources that I have used in various real-world applications. As an MEM major I have been offered multiple jobs from top companies such as GE and BMW. I am very happy with UConn's MEM program and am glad that I chose it as a major."