Hometown: Swartz Creek, MI
Major: Applied Mathematics
Minor: Computer Science
Co-op Employer: Auto-Owners Insurance
Why did you choose Kettering University?
"I selected Kettering for its quality education that focuses on higher learning in mathematics, engineering, business, and science. Their co-op program offered many choices for me to acquire knowledge and experience and excel in the real-world before I actually get there."
What are the five best things about Kettering University?
- The broad selection of concentration and minors to customize your degree
- The well-developed co-op program
- The invaluable and abundant opportunities to network both at school and in the workplace
- The greater focus on studies outside of liberal arts
- The dedicated faculty of field experts
What was your coolest co-op assignment?
"In my most recent work term, I was tasked with programming in SAS - or Statistical Analysis Software - to create, manage, and automate reporting that showed valuable mainframe metrics to facilitate long-term capacity planning. My fully-automated reports will compile data months at a time and trend to give my employer the heads up so decisions can be made before a crunch."
What advice would you give students considering Kettering University?
"My advice would be to visit campus and converse with the faculty and current students to gain a better feel for what the school has to offer. Be sure to always be on top of your academic and financial game. Also, if the co-op program is a key deciding factor, but it seems like a lot of intimidating work, see the minds of the co-op managers to put your mind at ease. Don't let the possible costs deter you from reaping the priceless rewards of networking, real-world experience, and the company of peers who think on your level."