Rhonda Clarke

Rhonda Clarke

Hometown: Flint, MI

Major: Industrial Engineering

Minor: International Business

Co-op Employer: Arden Companies

Why did you choose Kettering University?

I knew Kettering University was going to make me into a responsible adult. I knew I was going to be well ahead of the game when I graduated from here. Kettering university has the ability to take me further in life!

What are the five best things about Kettering?

  1. Co-op program.
  2. Professor to student ratio.
  3. Engaged Administrators.
  4. Close knit environment. (everybody knows everybody.)
  5. Guaranteed fixed rate tuition.

What was your coolest co-op assignment?

I took on my first project in April 2012 and it involved testing a prototype at our test facility. During this time I also had the chance to fly in the company’s private corporate jet to Kentucky to be involved in one of our rework projects. I was able to establish new friendship and build my network within the company.

What advice do you have for students considering Kettering University?

I would tell a student that if you are deciding to come here, you have to make sure that you have to make good choices and learn how to make sacrifices because you can’t have sleep, good grades, and a normal social life without a lot of balance – that is if you want to succeed. I’s make sure that they know that Kettering provides absolutely almost every single resource to help make a student successful both academically and for his/her professional career.