Looking back on her Purdue days, Stephanie Grieger remembers how the computer technology program operated like a small family and how it has grown. “All of this started on dumb terminals in South Campus Courts where a few caring professors and students came together to enable what is today an outstanding, highly regarded and recognized program that produces dynamic students that are coveted by companies large and small,” Grieger says.
Grieger says that her degree enabled her to produce results quickly, use analytical skills and drive proposals within different business areas to lead change early on in her career. Working in a “fast-paced, energizing and ever changing” career, she still finds ways to stay involved with Purdue. As a part of the campus recruiting team at Exxon, she was able to return to campus often and now sits on the Industry Advisory Board.
Grieger’s future professional goals are to continue to grow in both her technical and change management capabilities to leave a lasting legacy in the ExxonMobil IT arena. In addition to these professional goals, as an “empty nester,” her personal goals are to spend a little more time focusing on shopping, traveling and cooking.
This profile was written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Award program in 2015.