In what ways did the Polytechnic and/or Purdue help make you uniquely qualified for your new job?
Polytechnic provided me with hands-on experience and diverse knowledge of other concentrations like electrical, materials, and automation engineering. Being well-rounded and knowing how to apply my knowledge greatly helped me become qualified for my job.
Who would you like to thank as you finish your time at Purdue and start your career?
My advisors, Tami and Cyndi Lynch were very helpful in providing me with opportunities to help others and get where I wanted to be academically. My boss, Davin Huston, gave me the opportunity to work in a 3D printing lab which gave me valuable experience to bring into my career. All of my professors were very supportive and wanted to see me, and all of their students, succeed.
What specific classes helped prepare you for your new job?
Production Design and Specification familiarized me with best design practices, utilization of standards, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Graphical Communication and Spatial Analysis provided me with basic CAD design skills in multiple packages. I really enjoyed the Internal Combustion Engines capstone as well as the Stringed Instrument Design and Manufacturing class. Both were a lot of hard work, but I learned a lot from them.