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  • Where can I get a CSEP polo shirt or jacket?

    Oct 08, 2021

    If you attend an INCOSE International Workshop or International Symposium, you may be lucky enough to win a SEP polo shirt at the Certification Reception, to which all SEPs are invited. Otherwise, you can buy it from Lands End Store.

  • Be the Blog

    Oct 01, 2021

    We would love to include you in our SEPtember 2022 blog posts. The Volunteer Opportunity Board is where we list other volunteer opportunities, too, including creating exam questions and volunteering as an application reviewer.

  • Interview with Wellington Oliveira, CSEP

    Oct 01, 2021

    Wellington Oliveira, CSEP, is the first SEP in Brazil and has this important advice to new SE's: "Touch the ground." Learn about the system of interest and its operational environment.

  • Interview with Kerry Lunney, ESEP

    Sep 30, 2021

    INCOSE's President, Kerry Lunney, ESEP, is a great example of what it takes to earn INCOSE's highest certification level. She is not just experienced (read the long list of job titles she has had in her career), but she is also an expert, the go-to person in her business community for challenging problems.

  • Interview with Fatima Hanif, ASEP

    Sep 30, 2021

    Fatima Hanif, ASEP, recommends starting every analysis with the key question: "Why?"

  • Interview with Ankita Jawale, ASEP

    Sep 29, 2021

    Do you have to be an experienced SE to participate in an INCOSE Working Group? No! They're a great place to learn, network, and contribute at any point in your career. Ankita Jawale, ASEP is a great example of this.

  • Interview with Rath Feil, CSEP

    Sep 28, 2021

    Chomchuen (Rath) Feil, CSEP, is living the dream, having helped fight the COVID-19 pandemic through work with a test-instrument supplier.

  • Interview with Tim Vermilion, ESEP

    Sep 27, 2021

    "Building relationships is key to performing one’s job well as a SE." I couldn't agree more with Tim Vermilion, ESEP!

  • Interview with Alejandro Hernandez, CSEP

    Sep 26, 2021

    Alejandro Hernandez, PhD, CSEP, says about his INCOSE Certification: "The CSEP certification helped me to position myself in my company as a person with the required know-how to help us handle the complexity in our projects."

  • Interview with John Vantuno, CSEP

    Sep 25, 2021

    John Vantuno, ESEP, recognizes the importance of soft skills. He recommends the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” for an introduction to the topic.

  • Interview with Regina Loeser, ASEP

    Sep 24, 2021

    Regina Löser, ASEP, answered the call when her manager suggested she get an INCOSE certification.

  • Interview with Chris Waskiewicz, CSEP

    Sep 23, 2021

    Chris Waskiewicz, CSEP, is an enthusiastic fan of the Virginia Hokies, Kansas City Chiefs, and systems engineering. When he applies for ESEP in a few years, he could be the first person to get all three INCOSE certification levels as soon as he is eligible for them.

  • Interview with Neil Siegel, ESEP

    Sep 22, 2021

    Neil Siegel, ESEP, describes systems engineering as "the place to be for young people who want to make a difference in their world." Having traveled the world, he is a reliable advisor on this topic.

  • Interview with Ahtisham Sikandar, ASEP

    Sep 21, 2021

    When a friend gave him a copy of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, Ahtisham Sikandar, ASEP, was intrigued. He appreciates learning more about the system development process and encourages new engineers to seek broad experiences early in their career.

  • Interview with Jeff Waits, CSEP

    Sep 20, 2021

    People who do systems engineering tasks can have a variety of job titles. Today's SEPtember profile is Jeff Waits, CSEP, who has also been a "Test Lead" and "Software Development Manager."

  • Interview with Antony Williams, ESEP

    Sep 19, 2021

    Tony Williams, ESEP, is INCOSE's Director for the Americas Sector and a champion of INCOSE Certification. He sees the value in understanding a common language of SE terminology, something that an individual can prove through becoming a SEP.

  • Interview with Tong Zhu, ASEP

    Sep 18, 2021

    Tong Zhu, ASEP, has embraced online learning and applies systems engineering principles to improve software. He appreciates what he learned as he prepared for the INCOSE knowledge exam and emphasizes the importance of a holistic view of systems.

  • Interview with David Endler, CSEP

    Sep 17, 2021

    Dr. David Endler, CSEP is a great advocate for systems engineering and, because he likes challenging situations, an appreciator of triathlons.

  • Interview with Bob Gates, ESEP

    Sep 16, 2021

    This interview was conducted in 2014. Bob Gates, ESEP, is retired now and continues to apply systems engineering in smaller projects than the International Space Station.

  • Interview with Howard Steel, ASEP

    Sep 15, 2021

    Howard Steel, ASEP and Chartered Engineer, has mechanical designs displayed in the Science Museum in London.

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