Learner Stories

Our online courses reach individuals across the world. The stories below provide a glimpse into how our curriculum is changing lives.


Dianne Notaro works to give UB School of Dental Medicine patients a voice and ensure they receive the best care. Quality improvement skills are a must, and she is boosting hers with the aid of TCIE’s professional education. Expanding her repertoire is paying off: by leveraging course learnings, she is influencing policy changes. 


Leonardo Menezes says Brazil is rife with bureaucracy, inefficiency and corruption. He believes blockchain technology is one answer that can help. So convinced is he that he walked away from the corporate world to pursue a higher purpose. A formal education in his home country, plus gaps filled in by the University at Buffalo, are part of his path.


Yasser Ramzan is a process engineer in the oil and gas industry. He has served the field for the past five years, but wanted a broader perspective of the energy industry – one that covers all aspects – to boost his confidence.

Long Island resident Susan Gubing specializes in locating and coordinating internships for high school students. To more effectively connect with manufacturers, she gained vocabulary and knowledge from our courses.
After 30+ years of business experience, Silvio Pietro Monticelli of Milan, Italy, is leveraging Europe’s appetite for adopting cutting-edge technologies. Our MOOCs helped inspire a new consulting career.