Parker Woods says he chose Purdue’s Department of Computer and Information Technology for its reputation and hands-on approach. The small team experiences in labs and the correlation between lecture and practice fueled Woods’ passion for the field, which eventually led to a career he describes as “innovative, transformational and adaptive.”
“My technology degree has allowed me to be successful in many ways, but most importantly it has helped me translate highly technical information into business requirements and vice versa,” Woods explains.
He credits Professor Anthony Smith as his Purdue mentor who supported and pushed students to challenge the status quo. Skills that Woods learned at Purdue — such as sales and marketing, operational efficiency metrics, engineering, and financial planning — he still uses today at Cedar Technology Integration.
Woods’ work at Cedar Technology Integration moves the world forward. “We provide superior wireless infrastructure to connect the world across all industry verticals — from patient care to shipping logistics,” he says.