International Engineering Management Graduate Hired as Electrical Engineer by Pioneer Power Group Alumni Profile
Photo by Hannah Johnston, senior English major
Meet Adebomi Enitan
- Job Title & Employer
- Electrical Engineer, Pioneer Power Group
- Engineering Management-M.S.
- December 2018
- Lagos, Nigeria
- High School
- Sacred Heart Catholic College (in Nigeria)
- Now Living In
- Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Hobbies & Interests
- Reading and movies
"Adebomi’s passion for engineering was obvious during her interview. Her education from Point Park University prepared her for a power systems engineer role as she has demonstrated the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and clearly communicate with our customers."
"Point Park's M.S. in engineering management curriculum is designed to teach and deal with real-life engineering cases. The professors have great experience in the engineering field so be ready to take advantage of that and tap into their experience and knowledge."
How did your Master of Science degree in engineering management help you land your current position?
As much as I developed a keen interest in management, I knew I did not want to be the kind of engineering project manager who knew little about the technical aspects of the projects I was managing. My current position as an electrical engineer provided me with the opportunity to continue to work on the technical aspects of engineering while also working as an engineering project manager.
Pioneer Power Group required a candidate with strong technical electrical engineering skills, but with managerial skills. Point Park University's Master of Science in engineering management degree gave me the opportunity to be a good candidate for the position.
As an international student, what attracted you to Point Park University?
The location and size of the University attracted me to Point Park as an international student. Point Park is located in the very fine and affordable City of Pittsburgh. I also looked forward to studying at Point Park because I knew that a small campus meant a more involved society where I would have the chance to relate with my professors well on a professional level without being in a crowded class.
Also, the fact that the curriculum was designed to fit the schedule of working students was attractive. The evening classes were just perfect. I felt like I was going to school of course, but I had other time during the day to work on my personal goals.
How have our engineering management classes and faculty impacted you?
The engineering management graduate program really impacted my critical thinking and analytical skills. This program makes you more aware of your responsibilities as an engineer and engineering manager.
The Engineering Analysis class helped with decision making, as well as the economic and financial aspects of engineering. I enjoyed the classes that addressed ethics and soft skills for managers and challenged my thinking pattern while opening my eyes to issues in the real world of engineering. I can boldly say I graduated with not just core management knowledge, but also with other important life skills that will be useful for my career and in real-life situations.
What advice do you have for domestic and international students considering Point Park to study engineering management?
Point Park's M.S. in engineering management curriculum is designed to teach and deal with real-life engineering cases. The professors have great experience in the engineering field so be ready to take advantage of that and tap into their experience and knowledge.
Be open minded and ready to take advantage of the small community also. The classes are not crowded, and are filled with intelligent professors and students from all over the world, which gives you the chance to hear different people's perspectives and learn about their countries and cultures. Point Park has a very helpful Career Development Center so make sure you attend the career fairs and form strong networks. Never underestimate the power of networking.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Pittsburgh is a friendly city. I have been able to meet and form great friendships both from Point Park University and from Pittsburgh itself. My time at Point Park was great and I graduated with a stronger sense and awareness of my career goals and vision.