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Pictured is engineering management student Fenil Patel.

Meet Fenil Patel

Degree pursuing: Master of Science in Engineering Management
Expected graduation:
Dec. 2012
Internship title:
Technical Testing Intern
Internship organization:
Allpoint Systems
Previous degree earned: Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, Johnson and Wales University, May 2011
Hometown: Surat, India
Now living in: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Interests/hobbies: Working in teams, organizing files, setting goals, teaching and training individuals, and helping others solve their problems

Why did you choose Point Park to pursue a master's degree in engineering management?

I chose Point Park for four good reasons. I can complete the M.S. in engineering management degree in as little as five semesters, the cost of tuition is reasonable, the class sizes are small, and last but not least, Point Park is in the City of Pittsburgh, which is known for technology.

How did you land your internship with Allpoint Systems?

I stopped by the Career Development Center and met with Santina Frazer, a career counselor, about internship opportunities. Santina then sent me an email about the Urban Innovation21 internship program, which provides opportunities for students to work for an innovative company. I posted my resume through this program and began receiving numerous emails about internship opportunities. One of these emails was for an internship at Allpoint Systems.

In what ways do you think this internship will help you with your career goals?

Doing this internship has really helped me get some real-world job experience in my field of engineering. It's a good way to learn more about different management styles and work environments, which has helped me professionally to gain more value, confidence, assertiveness, and decision-making abilities.

How would you describe Point Park's engineering management professors?

Point Park's engineering management program has done a great job in appointing professors with actual experience in the field they teach, giving them the ability to share their real-life experiences directly with the students.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I am so glad that I came to Point Park University for my master's degree. Thank you for the opportunities that you have given me and the other students.


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