Graduate Students
 

Graduate Student Life

Graduate studies are all about balance. In addition to your coursework and research, perhaps you are teaching, raising a family, participating in leadership programs, presenting at conferences, or advising undergraduate students.

Whatever you are balancing, the IME Department can help by providing you with the information and resources you need to succeed - in your graduate studies and for years to come.

Here you will find some useful links to information about being a graduate student at Penn State.

Academic Advisers

The professor-in-charge of graduate programs, will initially act as the adviser for incoming students. Students are responsible for obtaining a permanent academic adviser and designing a program of graduate study with him or her by the end of their first semester enrolled in graduate study.

To choose an adviser, think about your area or areas of interest – what undergraduate courses were most appealing? Look at the various areas of research conducted in our department that link to your educational interests. Communicate directly with the faculty members who conduct research in those areas to find out what opportunities she or he may have available.

Graduate & Professional Student Association

The Graduate & Profeesional Student Association (GPSA) website has a wealth of information is helpful for students new to the area and to graduate studies. Here you will find information from babysitting services to paper editing services. In addition, the GPSA has a housing committee.

Professional Development

The College of Engineering and the Graduate School offer many opportunities for professional development, from grant writing workshops to teaching certificates, to research exhibitions. Take advantage of these great resources to improve your work and gain valuable experience.

Health Services

University Health Services is a nationally-accredited health care service specializing in outpatient student health, helping Penn State students get healthy and stay healthy. Penn State requires medical insurance for all international students and their dependents, and provides medical insurance for all graduate assistants.

 
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About

Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745