Project Management is important for all industries and organizations. Students who gain proficiency in this field can apply their skills to many careers. Recognizing these trends, the University of Tennessee Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Project Management Institute (PMI) East Tennessee Chapter (ETPMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote project management education, career development and research.

UT Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Floyd Ostrowski, Ms. Stephanie Workman, VP of Professional Development, ETPMI and Dr. Nancy Crain Burns, Director of Academic University Outreach, ETPMI met to discuss the agreement and determine aspects that would work best for students.

 

Some features of the partnership include opportunities for ETPMI Chapter Board Members or representatives to speak with students in the classroom. This provides a connection between students and professionals from local industries. The Chapter will also furnish materials about local meetings and networking opportunities with members.

Students are invited to attend ETPMI monthly meetings and professional development sessions at a reduced cost. Student participation in professional organizations provides a unique perspective regarding industries. This encourages interacting with those who are working in similar fields and may help students understand the workplace environment.

Please visit us frequently and subscribe to our mailing list for more information about upcoming programs. Interested professionals and students are welcomed to attend meetings. Please review opportunities and register for events and membership via the website! You can also access the press release on the UTK site.

PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Dr. Nancy Crain Burns, Professor Floyd Ostrowski and Ms. Stephanie Workman