Awards and Recognition
“I acquired valuable technical skills at Purdue,” says Jennifer Rider, president and CEO of Lafayette Instrument Company, “After graduation, I interviewed with a multitude of companies and decided to work for a day-trading firm in Austin, Texas. Working with the latest technologies at Purdue meant I was immediately able to contribute in my new position.”
While studying computer graphics technology, Rider earned a minor in organizational leadership. “It prepared me to take on management responsibilities only two years into my fledgling career. Organization, communication, and problem-solving skills set me apart from others. I spent an exhilarating...