Last Saturday, MetroStar Systems opened its doors to George Mason University’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition students for a 9-hour Usabilathon, which challenged them to build visualization projects from social media data. We were honored to have the opportunity to host GMU’s incredibly talented students during #UsabilathonDC and observed great examples of how to make
While the concept of research is as old as science, the pairing of research and development is a relatively new development. The innovations that result in new products and new processes usually have their roots in research; they have followed a path from laboratory idea, to pilot or prototype production, to full-scale production and
1. Be awake. If your phone interview is scheduled for the morning, don’t treat your interviewer’s call as a wake-up call. Get out of bed at least an hour before your interview and take some time to freshen up, eat breakfast, review your notes, and drink water to fight that crackly morning voice.
How to Succeed in an Interview 1. Dress well. When in doubt, always lean towards dressing formally. Not only will this give off a good first impression, but you’ll feel more confident when you come in wearing your best set of clothes. 2. Arrive on time. There’s nothing worse than keeping your interviewer waiting
Finding the Right Fit As a marketing management student about to enter my senior year at Virginia Tech, getting real-world experience as a marketing intern was a top priority for me this summer. I spent several weeks applying to numerous marketing internship programs until I found my perfect match, MetroStar Systems. What drew me
On an early Thursday morning last August, I walked into the office with a hole in my stomach. Following my regular routine, I went to the kitchen area and tossed two loaves of bread into the great belly of the toaster oven, which boasts a 12-inch pizza capacity. As usual, I waited for the