Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight
Industrial Management MS
Student Name: Pedro Ramirez Baldo
Program: Master's in Industrial Management
Employer: Brookshire Grocery Company
Position: Process Improvement Manager
What attracted you to this field?
As an experienced professional, I understand that corporations need to constantly look at ways to increase profitability, and one of the best ways to achieve it is by improving processes, which results in reduction of operational costs and consequently increase of the bottom line. The Industrial Management program along with tools such as Lean Six Sigma and Project Management have given me the skills necessary to develop my career.
Why did you choose UT Tyler?
I chose UT Tyler because it is a recognized University, and offered the program that I was interested in pursuing, among a variety of careers.
What did you like most about UT Tyler?
The level of flexibility to achieve goals - UT Tyler gave me the resources to successfully learn the tools necessary to succeed in my career. I also liked the support from the department and guidance to make the best decision possible, the training and preparation to enter in labor field, and also the support through alumni networking.
What are your career aspirations?
I feel that I’m on the right path to become an expert in the Process Improvement field, manage great scale projects that increase productivity and contribute with the bottom line of the company that I’m working for.
What's your work experience?
My experience has been fantastic, especially because I’m applying what I've learned in the Industrial Management program. Being part of an experienced and multidisciplinary team has brought me another level of thinking, where my ideas have been taken into consideration and have been applied to streamline processes.
Do you have any advice to pass along to other students interested in this program?
Companies usually seek for experienced professionals, and the best advice that I can give that worked for me is the importance of an internship and volunteer work in the last two semesters. An internship will give you a whole new perspective of the corporate environment; something that books cannot teach you. This will give you the knowledge to evaluate the career path that you want to take, and professional networking as well.
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