Gary Mitchell completes Project Management Research Internship



Graduate student at Cranefield College of Program and Project Management in South Africa completes internship for PM World Library

15 April 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa – PM World has announced that Mr. Gary Mitchell has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Gary began his internship in November 2015 and completed the program on 15 April 2016. See his intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/gary-mitchell/

160415-pmwj45-Michell-PHOTOGary Mitchell (pictured) has submitted his Master’s degree in Programme Management at the Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa for examination. Gary holds a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, PMP, Advanced Diploma in Project and Programme Management, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project and Programme Management.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in October 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.

In addition to Gary, other university student interns currently in the program include the following:

  • Arif ud Din, recent graduate with MS in Project Management, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Alok Kaushik, currently pursuing Post Graduate Program in Business at MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, India
  • Anton Setiawan, currently pursuing his Erasmus Joint-Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management European at Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Umeå University (Sweden)
  • Dena Crnkovic, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Risk Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nitish Mohan, currently pursuing his Post Graduate in Business at Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi in Mumbai, India
  • Marina Plećaš, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Oke Yusuf Olawale, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Saya Askarova, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • Gianluca Scopetta, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology at the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • Assylkhan Ziyash, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Andrew Shadrach Osayande, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Jeta Sahatqija, recent graduate in Strategic Project Management, Master’s Level, taught by Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Umea University (Sweden)

To learn more about these dynamic project management students and their research results, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Gary conducted research about project failure, providing several resources and stories for the library. Based on his contributions, we set up a new webpage about programme and project failures. It’s a very interesting section for which we thank Gary. I want to thank him for his contributions and wish him good luck with his education and career.”

Gary Mitchell stated, “With the Master’s based on the high failure rate of construction and mining projects, it was an easy choice to continue down this line. It was interesting to research project failures, and fun to see the new section added to the pm world library. I hope they can build on the resources we added. I also hope one of my projects doesn’t end up in that section of the library some day.”

Pells added, “The research internship is attracting some very talented students in interesting and distant places. Their varied backgrounds, interests and perspectives are producing some great new resources for the library. Gary’s contributions were a good example of that. I hope many readers visit the project failures section; it’s actually quite entertaining.”

In addition to Gary Mitchell, two other students have completed the PM World Library internship program this year – Giulia Gasparini in Milan, Italy and Alexander Ehms in New York, USA.

Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. Internship may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

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