The Illinois Professional Science Master’s (PSM) combines business skills with science knowledge in integrated, rigorous, and applied M.S. degree programs. Illinois PSM programs are offered in Agricultural Production, Bioenergy, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Plant Biology, and Technical Systems Management. While scientists typically learn the nuts-and-bolts of business after several years of on-the-job training and experience, Illinois PSM students and graduates hit the ground running. They know science, but they also know the bigger picture – how to work beyond the lab with people and the business side of enterprise. The PSM students and graduates are top-notch, recruited from across the nation and around the world.
A key contributor to the success of the PSM program is the placement of students in high-quality individual and team-based summer internships that require advanced science knowledge mixed with business skills and abilities. I encourage you to evaluate the merits of engaging a PSM student or team as part of your overall internship program. Complete information on the PSM internship program can be found at http://psm.illinois.edu/industry-partners, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.