The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) works closely with a wide network of collaborators. Here are 10 commonly employed mechanisms in which ISyE and the professional community are working together for mutual benefit. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list, and we are always eager to explore new and creative ways to collaborate with our alumni and industry friends. For more information, visit www.isye.gatech.edu/about/how-to-work/
1. Industry Research Opportunities
ISyE’s faculty and graduate students regularly work with corporations and other organizations to perform in-context research that provides new knowledge, tools, and insights.
2. Project Opportunities
ISyE capstone courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, provide a unique opportunity for companies and organizations to partner and interact with a team of bright, creative, and dedicated students.
3. Presentations and Learning Opportunities in the Classroom
Industry executives from a variety of fields can interact directly with ISyE students through class presentations, panels, and lectures to inspire and steep students in real-world problems and solutions. For example and as seen in the photos, Caterpillar, Inc. brought its production systems game into the classroom so that students could learn how to run productions efficiently.
4. Tour of Industry Facilities
Touring industry facilities, such as warehouses and distribution centers, is a great opportunity for students to see how principles taught in the classroom are put into action.
5. Mentoring Students
Mentor Jackets is an alumni-to-student mentoring program sponsored by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Georgia Tech Student Alumni Association. Mentoring pairs develop their partnerships through face-to-face interactions, electronic communication, telephone conversations, video and teleconferencing, special events, and programming exclusively designed for members of the program.
6. Cooperative Education and Internships
Through undergraduate and graduate co-ops and internships, companies have the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s top students while evaluating their effectiveness and potential as future employees. Students also benefit by gaining valuable work experience.
Interesting in hiring one of our students? Companies are encouraged to send job announcements to our various lists.
8. Career Fairs
Participate in one of Georgia Tech’s Career Fairs to enhance your company’s visibility to future job candidates in ISyE.
9. Continuing Professional Education
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute in ISyE offers a comprehensive professional education curriculum in supply chain and logistics. You can select short courses for an in-depth knowledge of a specific topic or enroll in one of the multi-course certificate programs for a complete and highly sought after supply chain education.
10. Philanthropy and Sponsorship
Outside support through philanthropy and sponsorship allows us to enhance our programs, increase the number of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships, provide endowed chairs and professorships, and much more.
This article first appeared in the Fall 2013 ISyE Alumni Magazine.
Industrial and Systems Engineering