Alumni Profile

Shalyn Sherrif

Senior Biomedical Technician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.

Shalyn Sherrif

What did you like best about the Engineering Management program?

That it was fully online. I was able to work full-time while attending courses.

Why did you choose this program over a traditional MBA?

A traditional MBA doesn't account for the unique minds of STEM personnel. Part of being an effective leader is knowing your players, their strengths and weaknesses, that's what makes a strong team so formidable, and that is what I want to be a part of.  

How did the program prepare you for your career?

It opened my eyes to the world I'm about to embark in. The complexities of managing engineers, a group of highly trained and intelligent people, can be very difficult, but this program has definitely prepared me exponentially.

Do you have any advice for incoming students?

Email the professors about EVERYTHING!!! They are great at getting back to you.