John Goncalves

John Goncalves

Program: MS in Facility Management
Employer: Idenix Pharmaceuticals
Job Title: Logistics Associate, Chemistry Department
Resides: Somerville, MA

Why did you choose Wentworth Institute of Technology to earn your master’s degree ?

I completed my bachelor’s degree in project management from Wentworth and I was looking to gain advanced education to distinguish myself in a competitive job market. I chose Wentworth because it has a great reputation and employers have lots of respect for a Wentworth degree.

Talk a little bit about a classroom experience that you particularly enjoyed.

In my Finance course the VP of Eastern Bank came to the classroom to talk about the ins and outs of the process of a merger that recently took place with Eastern bank and another bank. I thought that was very interesting and I learned a lot.

Do you find that the program is well-designed for working professionals?

I find the program to be very convenient. The class times are at night, which allows me to work full-time, and the campus is conveniently located in Boston, with both the orange and green T lines in close proximity to campus.

Describe the classroom learning environment for the master’s degree program.

The professors are extremely bright and bring many years of industry practitioner experience to the classroom. My finance instructor, for instance, was the Chief Economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, I find that having classmates who also work professionally allows me gain of vast amount of information in every class.

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