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Ryan Rogers

"Pivoting is all about being resilient and being able to work a problem. Problems are not just technically based; they're based in other parts of the human experience. Because of that, pivoting for me really means working the problem from different angles."

What does pivoting mean to you?

Pivoting is all about being resilient and being able to work a problem. Problems are not just technically based; they're based in other parts of the human experience. Because of that, pivoting for me really means working the problem from different angles.

How has McMaster Engineering taught you to pivot?

McMaster Engineering has taught me to pivot in numerous ways, starting with how they've really gone about teaching engineering to me. When I went into the management program it was always that duality of engineering and technical skills, but also that business side, which is more social, more marketing, more human resources elements. And that has kind of broaden my horizons in how to look at different problems, which allows me to pivot more dynamically when I face challenges.

How do you plan on implementing your learnings from McMaster Engineering into the real world?

How I plan to implement the lessons I've learnt from McMaster Engineering in the real world is really focused on how I think I'm going to go about building up my career, but also how I'm going to integrate other parts of society into the work I'm doing. My hope is to build sustainable integrated community energy systems for communities. Experiential learning was a huge component in my undergrad, and it's a huge component of many undergrads, and I think the key learning outcome there is that people component.