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    Taking Care of Your Career: Professional Education in Uncertain Times

    In uncertain times such as these, furthering one’s professional growth may seem like a bridge too far. Anxiety about more immediate concerns can consume our thoughts. The financial health and prospects of our employers, the challenges of finding a new job in this environment, the uncertainty about what our workplaces and work lives will be like on the other side of the pandemic — these are all continuing sources of concern.
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    A Message for TLI's MOT 2020 Graduates

    As the Technological Leadership Institute’s (TLI) 2020 graduates join others from around the University of Minnesota and within the College of Science and Engineering for a virtual commencement on May 16, the TLI staff and faculty would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations and thank you. We hope to celebrate you and your accomplishments in person at a time that is considered safe to do so. In the meantime, TLI’s Interim Director Doug Ernie has a personal message he would like to share with the MOT Class of 2020, which recently completed their program.
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    MOT Alumnus Uses Capstone Project to Help Others Create a Culture of Innovation

    One of the hallmarks of our MOT program is learning about innovation in technology. But how does one actually go about creating an innovation culture? MOT 2016 alumnus Thierry Boudet set out to explore this. It started out as his capstone and evolved into an ongoing project about his workplace, our very own University of Minnesota, with Boudet giving numerous workshops within the U and out in the general public.
  • Photo of Alida Kuete, a student in the M.S. in Security Technologies class of 2020

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    MSST Student Transgresses Cultural, Physical and Virtual Borders

    Cyber security is defined as the practice of defending electronic devices from breaches and attacks. It's an area that has no borders, connecting (and exposing) machines and systems, and people, communities and nations alike. Alida Kuete, a student in the M.S. in Security Technologies class of 2020, has also transgressed borders. A native of Mbouda, a small village in the west region of Cameroon, she spoke with us about how she pushed against expectations and norms in order to pursue her dreams of becoming a cybersecurity leader.

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