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  • University - a resourceful jungle!

    Berthe Stempfer, PhD
    Working in the US
    Skill Building
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    Coming from a French background, where two graduate school systems co-exist (University versus Engineering Schools),  the university represented the jungle for me. Indeed, my vision of it was a gigantic campus with very old buildings where students were left alone with no defined structure. So, eventually, I chose to go to an engineering school, knowing that it would offer me the warmth I was looking for, fewer students, a very structured training path, and closer interactions with the teachers. And I was right because this model suited me well. During my engineering school years, I learned a few lessons and some of them are: 1.    To analyze and efficiently resolve problems.  First you describe the problem, then you lay your hypothesis of what may have caused the problem, and finally you fill the gap between ...