Project Management Specialist, Boeing — College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Explain your career path
After interning at Boeing before my last semester at SEMO, I was brought back on full time as a software engineer and later transitioned to a scrum master on a team of engineers that maintained a test aircraft. I am now a project management specialist with Boeing.
What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?
Engineering Physics, Dr. Margaret Hill encouraged me to consider the major after taking her physics class for an elective.
Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?
Dr. Margaret Hill. She was a wonderful mentor throughout college and has continued to be a mentor after college, listening to me and giving advice anytime I need it. She even came to my wedding this last summer and I will forever appreciate her never-ending support in my academic, personal, and career pursuits.
Share your best college memory.
Going to Washington DC for the CSIS experience. I made so many wonderful friends and got to experience politics first hand, and as a physics major it gave me a new perspective on the countries priorities and how people from all works of life impact society.
Describe Southeast in three words.
Opportunity, comfortable, innovative
What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?
Internships are very important. Personal projects to demonstrate your skills can go a long way as well. Keep communication lines open with people in your career field. Prepare for interviews by having thought out questions for the interviewer and prepared stories of your accomplishments and challenges.