Congratulations! You are now a new graduate. If you are a brand new McMaster engineer, there’s a 65% likelihood that you’ve already found your first job. Sixty percent of those with jobs in your cohort have salary offers in the $55,000 to $75,000 per year range while 8% will earn more than $75,000 upon earning … More Letter to a new graduate: Handling the interview
Do some new graduates negotiate job offers better than others? Do they have more to offer? … More Letter to a new graduate: You have a job offer, should you negotiate?
We propose a concept to facilitate learning through immersion in an innovation classroom where students have steady access to carefully curated short “gigs”. … More The (Big) Idea: Integrate Education and Research with Innovation and Community
Volunteers work on a Habitat for Humanity site in Winnipeg in July 2017. Building homes for the disadvantaged is the type of ‘learning through service’ that will stand university grads in better stead with employers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster University The university experience has changed. It used to be enough for … More Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future
An uncertain technological future requires adaptable and resilient engineers who can see through the fog and create robust engineering designs based on AI. … More AI and the Future: Volatility Uncertainty Complexity Ambiguity
A university degree is simply a ticket that allows graduates to apply for jobs. MacChangers enhances graduates’ employment prospects because of their active experiential learning based on design-thinking, systems thinking and an entrepreneurial fail-fast innovation approach. … More The Big Idea: Educate Citizen Scholars To Transform Our World
In response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, economically depressed jurisdictions used an approach, termed as “smokestack chasing”. Regional governments recruited industrial firms to enhance job creation by providing them with tax incentives, land use privileges and loans. Society was transformed. From being primarily agricultural, many regions quickly reorganized into manufacturing and resource extraction economies. … More Innovation, Clusters and Universities
How can entrepreneurship that drives disruptive innovation also foster equitable and inclusive social outcomes?
Dynamic engineers are capable of abstract thinking and high-level problem solving. These Silk Road engineers succeed in teams, work well across countries and cultures, have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of communicating technical information in lay language. … More Silk Road Engineers
Who gets hired? Are you prepared for a job? How can universities better educate their students? … More Who gets hired? Are you prepared for a meaningful job?