Reflecting on the Fall Semester and Looking Forward
The MEngM program has definitely provided the knowledge and experiences that I had anticipated when I accepted the program offer. During the past semester we became more familiar with different manufacturing processes and systems optimizations, product design tools, as well as managerial and business development strategies. I anticipate that next semester will complete this academic endeavor and prepare us for possible industrial experience.
During MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January, I began working at Daktari Diagnostics for the industry project component of the MEngM program. I chose Daktari for two primary reasons: the stage of business growth and the breadth of opportunities within product development and manufacturing.
I get to work closely with the top-level management, namely VPs and the CEO. This affords greater opportunities to see the growth of the company from a business perspective, as well as the product design decisions made through every stage.