April 25, 2020 at 1:08 am #7416Mackenzie DahlquistParticipant
I chose IE because I enjoy the variety of topics in Industrial Engineering such as statistics, mathematics, analytics, and the focus on efficiency. I am also interested in healthcare, and felt this major would allow me to have a career in the field while focusing on skills that I have developed a passion for.April 27, 2020 at 2:01 pm #7447Alec JacobsonParticipant
I honestly had no idea which engineering I wanted to go into and the reason I chose IE was because I heard that it is very broad and you can go into a lot of different types of jobs from it, and because of the business and Econ classes that are in the curriculum (Accounting, Econ 101, 313).April 28, 2020 at 12:44 pm #7471Ryan GarleyParticipant
I originally came to UW Madison as a mechanical engineering major and made the switch to ISyE my sophomore year. I am currently a rising senior and love the decision I made to switch. From my experiences, ISyE gives a great understanding of business and engineering principles that are unique to only this major. The degree gives a great set of skills that are applicable to almost any industry.May 2, 2020 at 7:32 pm #7682Elias SobahParticipant
Similar to many ISyE and engineering students, coming into college I had a strong passion for math and sciences. This led me to gravitate towards the College of Engineering. Additionally, I’ve always had an interest in business and the potential of running my own operations one day. My goals were to be in a program that would give me the technical acumen and skills needed to be an engineer, while also preparing me with essential business skills. With these in mind, I felt ISyE was the way to go.May 4, 2020 at 9:05 pm #7690Brittney DeBoerParticipant
I chose IE because it allowed me to have a broad understanding of many engineering principles. I wanted to learn about economics as well and I thought that IE would be a good fit for me. It also helps that IE’s seem to always be in demand in the job market!October 17, 2020 at 7:32 pm #7929Gwyneth SimonParticipant
I came into UW as a BME student but I knew from before even beginning that I would not enjoy that path. I thought about switching to a business degree but then I stumbled upon industrial engineering. I had previously not known this was a major option at UW but it was the perfect blend of engineering/stem with a more big picture application into the business world. Also, IE allows me to take a variety of healthcare courses which is still an industry that I feel most passionate about and would like to pursue a career in post-graduation. I am totally biased but IE is one of the best majors at UW because there is an infinite number of options to pursue upon completing an undergraduate degree. IE was the best decision that I have made and I know many others on this forum agree with me on that.October 20, 2020 at 10:23 pm #7935Dhivya UmachandranParticipant
I switched into Industrial Engineering after being a Chemical Engineering major for a year. One of the things that I like about IE is the involvement in different facets of the industry; be it supply chain, manufacturing operations, healthcare, operations research, or even economics, I think Industrial Engineering is a very diverse major that gives you the chance to explore your passion without being bound to a particular set of classes that must be taken. For example, Chemical Engineering classes build on each other, but IE classes, for the most part, don’t. If there is something you don’t like in IE, there are 5 other specializations you can choose from but I don’t know how applicable this is to other engineering majors.
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