Alumni Profile

Ryan Kuhlmann

Design Engineer, Sumitomo Rubber, Bakersfield, Calif.

Ryan Kuhlmann

What did you like best about the Engineering Management program?

There are so many things about the program I liked. Overall, the program was really well-balanced in terms of topics covered. And I really liked how perfectly it was all set up for online instruction -  which made it easy to do while working full-time. But my favorite thing has to be the incredible professors, every one of them were so genuinely keen on helping us get the most out of each class.

Why did you chose this program over a traditional MBA?

As an engineer, this program was better suited to my needs and tailored to the engineering industry. 

How did this program prepare you for your career?

As an engineer looking to take the leap into management, this program was perfect for me. I feel very well equipped now and I have even more marketable skills I can take with me for the rest of my career. 

Do you have any advice for incoming students?

My advice for any incoming students would be to make as many connections with fellow students as possible. I’ve met so many wonderful people through this program, working with them and building friendships along the way has been a highlight for me.