The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to provide opportunities to those who want to work in industry, or education, with today's manufacturing technology.

We encourage you to pursue this dynamic, marketable, and important field of study.

Industrial Studies Factors for Success

Many industries also benefit from the expertise provided by graduates of UW-Platteville's Industrial Studies department. According to our graduates, the following are the top ten skills and abilities that have contributed to their success at their jobs upon graduation:

  1. Problem solving
  2. Working as a team member
  3. Using computers
  4. Listening effectively
  5. Applying technical knowledge
  6. Providing leadership
  7. Synthesizing data
  8. Public speaking
  9. Writing clearly
  10. Applying math and science

Also mentioned are having a strong technical knowledge base, managing time and pressure, being flexible, managing change, organizing and managing meetings, decision making with multiple variables, negotiating and resolving conflict, and working virtually with worldwide teams. 

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