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MS&E Alumni Career Q&A

After graduating from Stanford, MS&E alumni have entered career fields ranging from analytics and operations/supply chain to engineering and technology. Read more about our alumni below.

 

Tyreke White, MS 2018

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

“I have always been good at collaborating with others, which is another thing that I developed during graduate school. For instance, let's say you've come into a meeting—being able to put everything aside to hear and understand what everyone in the room is saying, and taking all those pieces and bringing them together in the process of making a decision, are important skills to possess.”

Julie Choi, MS 2006

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

“What has helped me become successful in my career is the ability to deeply connect with the people that I work with. Viewing  the person across the table as the most important person in my career at that moment...Success is about all of us working together to achieve something more significant than we could individually. ”

Garry Choy, MS 2000

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"Being an MS&E alum means that I'm practicing what I've learned in the intersection of multiple disciplines, such as medicine, engineering, and business. When I look back, MS&E ties a lot of my previous educational and training experiences and career opportunities together."

David Medina, BS 2009

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"One thing that set me apart in life was learning how to interact with people who could be my mentors and essentially learning how to reach out and grab the mentorship and resources I needed to succeed."

Gautam Rao, MS 2016

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"For me, being an MS&E alum means being very flexible and being very interdisciplinary. The degree has given me a very strong foundation in engineering, design and data science. All of these are things that I wouldn't normally have had a chance to explore in a different program. "

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Colin Kessinger, PhD 2000

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"Stanford left me with the impression that anything is possible. So rather than choosing from the career paths that were laid out in front of me, Stanford empowered and inspired me to create the career path that I wanted for myself. "

Heiko Pieper, MS and PhD 2001

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"It’s the ability to predict early-on whether something will be successful and not wasting time on unsuccessful things. Those are the type of things that I learned while pursuing my PhD, which have helped me throughout the course of my career."

Joy Sim, MS 2014

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"When you say MS&E alum, I think of it with pride. It means that I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from being part of the MS&E program here at Stanford. And now that I’m an alum, I should try to give back in some way."

Alexis Weill, MS 2016

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"Being an MS&E alum provides an individual the ability to think with a multidisciplinary perspective, which helps in adapting to many situations and learning new skills quickly over time."

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Thomas Igeme, BS 2010

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"For me, being an MS&E alum means taking old concepts and trying to look for new places to apply them, or to search for old problems to apply new frameworks to."

Jack Mulder, PhD 1997

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Video Spotlight on Jack Mulder who shares his thoughts on MS&E, staying connected, and advice for students.

Thomas Palomares, MS 2017

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Thomas is an AI engineer with a fervid desire to make agriculture sustainable. He co-founded Farmwise.io, a company he that is building autonomous products for farming to automate farming tasks and avoid the use of pesticides on farms

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Peter Haas, PhD 1986

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Peter Haas has led a storied career that is deeply intertwined with Stanford, both as a former student and as Adjunct Professor in the Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) department.

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Daniel Lopez, MS 2009

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"#IAmAnEngineer, and I want to be fearless in being the best person that I can be, and providing the best quality information to people that enable us to make better decisions."

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Clarissa Wong, MS 2013

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"#IAmAnEngineer. To me, engineering is about translating great ideas and designs into real deliverable physical goods that can improve people’s lives."

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Tony Martinez, BS 1986

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

“#IAmAnEngineer who believes that the engineers who remember the people they are designing for, and the people on their team, develop better products.”

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Joyce Dickerson, BS 1986, MBA 1990

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"#IAmAnEngineer and I believe engineering is all about innovation. It’s ‘what if’ anything."

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Billy Hwan, BS 2001

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"#IAmAnEngineer. Studying engineering taught me to be structured in my thought, to be disciplined, and to look for alternative solutions to existing problems."

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Laura Marino, MS 1986, M.S. 1998

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

"#IAmAnEngineer, and I believe engineering gives you the foundation to pursue your passion and add value to the world on any path you choose."