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Joe Mattiello

Joe Mattiello

Technology, Leadership and Management, 2013

Where are they now?

Field Application Engineer Taco

“Because I was able to transfer in all my previous experience and credits, I only needed to complete eight courses in my concentration and two electives to get my degree. Two years later, I’m graduating, I’m seeing the results every day at work and I’m looking forward to getting my MBA.”


“Coming on board at Taco really allowed me to re-focus on my education. Whenever I bring people through the facility, I’m a walking commercial. I encourage people to take advantage of the opportunities for education that employers provide.”

“Absolutely it can be tough to juggle everything. But I take my books with me when I travel for work, when I go to the gym, when I’m at the waiting room in the doctor’s office. I dedicate my Sunday mornings to school work – I make a full pot of coffee and I don’t leave the house until my work’s done. Is it tough? Absolutely. But it’s all worth it. I actually like it and I never thought I would be the one to say that!”

“I’m going to be 50 years old when I start my MBA! But with the job market the way it is, if you’re not current, you’re not marketable. Going to school helps me stay current and learn skills that I’m actually using the next day at work.”

Although he already had earned an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Joe Mattiello was focused on advancing his career and expanding his options as a Field Application Engineer for Taco hydronic systems in Cranston, RI. RWU helped Joe to transfer his past credits and experience, and a partnership between Taco and the University allowed Joe to take classes online, on the Providence campus, and even right in his company’s facility. Two years later, Joe has increased his role at Taco, earned his Bachelor’s Degree and is starting his MBA program in the fall.