Dual Degree Engineering Alumni Stories

"I felt very well prepared from UPS entering into my engineering studies. My first 3 years at UPS I was able to take a variety of courses as part of achieving the BA requirements that made me more well rounded and helped me figure out academically where my interests and passions were. It was helpful as well during the first 3 years having a diversity of classes to get acclimated as a college student and further refine my studying habits. I found that this was critical as my 2 years in engineering was a heavy workload of only engineering classes which, to do well in, required a level of maturity and discipline that I had developed in my first 3 years at UPS." 

"Based upon the majors I selected and the DDE program, I was well positioned to pursue my interest upon graduating in IT consulting. There was great recruiting at Washington University from a broad range of IT consulting companies and my participation in the DDE program made me a standout candidate in the job application process."

"I appreciate the program because I was able to receive an excellent education from a smaller school focused more on the liberal arts as well as an excellent education from a larger school with a very different focus. This shift midway through my education meant I got to learn from both points of view and have a more well-rounded education compared to one that was steeped in either for the entire duration."

"I felt that UPS prepared me well for the engineering studies at Wash U. My math, physics and chemistry knowledge was more than adequate for engineering classes but what really stood out was how well my writing skills compared to my peers at Wash U. Puget Sound's focus on developing critical writing skills in the sciences really translated when I was asked to write technical documents as well as lab reports at Wash U."  

"I also noticed in school that the DDE group tended to be much more prepared and mature then the other students, even though we only had one more year of experience.  This maturity seemed to carry through and the people I knew in DDE came out of school with much better prospects than the traditional students in our year."

"UPS DDE education prepared me exceptionally well. If I'm not mistaken, DDE students tend to do better than average at their engineering schools. I suspect this is largely due to simply being older and wiser. But the UPS education definitely helped."

"UPS did a fine job of preparing me for the engineering part of my education. I am truly grateful for my time at UPS." 

"I would want students to know it's an incredible program, one that impresses employers and colleagues later in life, as you graduate with TWO degrees. I also loved the opportunity to explore two different schools and city cultures."

"I felt that UPS prepared me well for the engineering studies at Wash U. My math, physics and chemistry knowledge was more than adequate for engineering classes but what really stood out was how well my writing skills compared to my peers at Wash U. Puget Sound's focus on developing critical writing skills in the sciences really translated when I was asked to write technical documents as well as lab reports at Wash U."

"I have been very successful in my career relative to others of my age and experience. I attribute this to the liberal arts degree I earned at UPS. In today’s economy, positions have been combined across fields, and having a liberal arts based science degree is the best way to tackle modern challenges."