Anna Kate Tenpenny
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Current Job: Seeking employment in Providence, Rhode Island
MS Program: Engineering Management
Why did you choose UTC CECS?
I chose UTC CECS for my master’s program because I fell in love with the Engineering Management Department during my undergraduate studies.
What is your career ambition and how is the MS program helping you get there?
I love to problem solve and having this degree is going to help me obtain positions in process improvement.
What have you liked about the MS program?
I have loved the support.
Did you take any online courses?
I liked the ability to schedule my schooling around my personal and professional schedule. It helped me to be able to commit to all of the activities I was passionate about.
What opportunities have you had during your degree to gain other skills?
With help from Dr. Aldo McLean, I obtained an internship position at Erlanger Health Systems in the Process Improvement Department. I worked there for two years, and this position fostered my love for process improvement!
Have you had support from CECS faculty/staff?
Dr. McLean and Professor Wolday Abrha have supported me in so many ways through my undergraduate degree and my graduate degree. I am so grateful for their constant encouragement and support.
How has the program helped you?
This program has helped me gain a deeper knowledge of engineering management and how that can apply to my career.
What has been the best part of your experience?
The friendships I developed with my professors during this program was truly a blessing. This made the stressors of life and school a lot less because I knew I had their support, and I enjoyed learning from them and working with them.
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