What are you doing now?
I am working as a Sales Operations Analyst at Zoll Lifevest.
What are 2-3 ways your experience at Pitt prepared you for this position?
By taking Dr. Wheelers BIG class, I gained real life work experience. His class brought together students from different backgrounds to solve a problem for a company. I gained valuable team work and problem solving skills that helped prepare me for my summer internship before senior year, which lead to a full time position after graduation.
Currently I am the representative from my company giving Dr Wheelers current class a real world problem to solve. I hope the students gain the valuable lessons and skills that I did and apply them when interview for grad school, internships, or even jobs.
Do you have a word of wisdom for current students or students considering the Math program?
“Take advantage of the opportunities presented to you; you never know where they will lead.”
“Networking is key. Meeting certain people can lead to new opportunity. “
Do you still in live in Pittsburgh? What are some things that kept you here?
I do still live in Pittsburgh. My summer internship lead to a full time position after graduation. Since I was already acclimated with my coworkers and management, I stayed with the company. It was also a plus that most of my closest friends stayed as well, because you need a support system no matter what path you take.
Featured Alumni: Dr. Carey Caginalp (2011) and Prof. Gunduz Caginalp published a paper on cryptocurrencies
Dr. Carey Caginalp and Prof. Gunduz Caginalp recently published a paper on cryptocurrencies in the Proc. National Academy of Sciences that has received media attention in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Australian and other world media outlets (see www.pitt.edu/~careycag).
The paper was downloaded 8,000 times in its first ten days, and is among the top 3% of all papers ever published in PNAS by its "attention metric."
2018 Culver Prize Recipients
Emma Katherine Casehart
Jonathan B Dyer
Matthew Louis Gerstbrein
Paige Elizabeth Haring
Nicholas James Kissel
Olivia Anne Raymond
Madoc Lydon Smith
Edward Marden Terrell
2018 Dr. Beverly K. Michael Math Education Award