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  1. Valerie Decapite Interviewed: Jo Ann Bartlett IDM 288

  2. Basic Information • Graduated from Mercer University 2006 • B.S. ISE • Current Job Title: Industrial Engineer Leader

  3. Current Job Description • Prepare cost estimates • Develop and implement budget • Train new IEs • Conduct time studies and analyze results • Serves as resource on financial items for the plant

  4. Job Information • Works 45-48 hours per week • Currently supervises one person • Works alone 50 % • Works in groups 50 % • Competitive Salary

  5. Internship Benefits • Working as a team player and leader • Preparing presentations for upper management • Setting deadlines • Creating project cost estimates • Exposure to different cultural environment

  6. Transition from Classroom into the Workforce • Learning experience • Mercer placed emphasis on Working in teams Submitting deliverables within a specific time frame

  7. College Courses • Helpful: All ISE courses Shop Psychology Required courses Chemistry and Differential Equations has not been used on the job

  8. Career vs. Personal Life • Work schedule not an inconvenience to personal life • Sees friends and family primarily on weekends • Balances running errands during the week

  9. Where do you see yourself 5 to 10 years from now? • Promoted to the Business Level in the Finance or Process Improvement Leader at Plant

  10. Advanced Degrees? • No • Currently planning to start MBA program next year • Will not receive college credits but learning are applicable to a variety of work environments and improve performance