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
Our world faces many grand challenges. I embrace the optimism that the future will be brighter than our past. For that, we must help students learn. … More Big Ideas for Grand Challenges
Penalizing failure encourages students to be risk averse and cut corners. … More Failing To Learn By Fearing Failure
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
Dave Goldberg, emeritus professor at University of Illinois, teamed up a few years ago with Mark Sommerville of Olin College on a ground-breaking book, A Whole New Engineer. Dave also created The Big Beacon initiative, where he and his collaborators envision and implement innovations to transform engineering education. His 2016 Jack Hodgins Memorial lecture at … More Guest Blog by Brian Baetz: Mindful Engineering
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?