Missouri S&T Grateful Graduates: May 2018

Missouri S&T Grateful Graduates: May 2018

October 21, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[Melton Parham] So during my time at S&T, I learned how to dedicate myself to success. Successful for me meant putting forth effort every day. When I was back in high school, I was not the most academically focused student. but because of S&T, I was pushed to my limit and I learned how to become a
better student. I learned how to study better. I learned how to keep motivated
and from there I was able to find my passion of nuclear physics. And from there I was nothing but successful. I just want to say, William, that I am grateful for you sir! After graduation, I will be attending a university in Oklahoma, obtaining my doctorate in medical physics. And hopefully in six years I’ll be a doctor. With what they taught me with my degree, I can apply nuclear applications in the medical world. and really help people, especially people with cancer and that’s one my
biggest causes in life. [Alyssa McCarthy] When I started college, I was like insanely shy. Like I wouldn’t call for pizza I would make my little sister do it. I started giving campus tours when I was a sophomore, so then I had to get really good at
speaking really fast. [Alyssa to computer] Work! I was really involved in the Mars Rover Design Team. I served as their social media manager. I did a lot with their crowd-funding project and then I served as chief executive officer When I was looking for a place that I wanted as a career, I was kind of looking for a for a place that I could kind of meld
customer service and leadership with technology which are
skills that I picked up at Missouri S&T and so what I found was IT consulting at
RSM which is a tax audit consulting firm I would say that I’ve been very
successful but not at all in the way that I planned when I first showed up as
a freshman. [Duo celebrates] Ahhh yeah! [Cody Mayse] I heard about material science and metallurgical engineering and it just totally blew me away S&T…it’s really gold! You get a diploma and it’s not a guaranteed job but yeah I mean you’re in a good position. Ahh, much better! My senior year, someone said “Hey, Nucor is having a tent with food.” I said “Okay, cool, I’ll stop by.” And one of the guys flagged me down said ‘Hey, you’re a metallurgical engineer?’ I said ‘Yeah I am.’ He goes: ‘Would you like to interview for a full-time position?” I said ‘OK, sure, no problem.” And then they gave me a call and they said: ‘Hey, you know, we’d like you to come
down for an on-site interview, we’re gonna speed past the phone interview. Nucor is the largest steel manufacturer in the United States so
that’s really a great place to start my career. I’m a transfer student, so apart
from the curriculum that I’ve learned I’ve also learned to get along with
people of different ethnics and backgrounds because where I come from
it’s just one culture, we are all Botswana. But to come here and have a
mixture of people from all around the world, I’ve learned to deal with
different situations, know how to talk to people. [Laughs] Have a great day! Yesterday I got a call and I got
a job offer from Kiewit, which is a mining and construction company. And I’ll be
doing underground tunneling. It’s a big company so it’s also international and
hopefully in the next couple of years maybe they can move me somewhere closer to home. [Arden Hawley] So I’m actually going to be an associate technology analyst at Express
Scripts. I actually interned with them last summer so I’m going to be joining
them actually just a week after graduation. I’m gonna be working on
servers that host applications that perform different functions for Express Scripts. So basically making sure that all the medicine gets delivered on time.
My major is kind of unique in the fact that it is not something that is offered
at a whole lot of schools so I have a bit of the computer science and a bit of the business. I mean it’s kind of scary at first but I think I’ve definitely
prepared for it. I sit in the corner willingly. It’s okay. Currently I am pursuing my second master’s in information science and technology. I decided to use my experience and help other international
students who come and don’t know anybody. So we actually work towards opening a
small organization which helps international students with the rides
to Wal-Mart or help them to how to open a bank account or how to make their
license, how to get their Social Security card. All the basic things which I
learned. [Instructor to Karan} Okay! I hope to go back again and work for Brewer Science. I have just been in Rolla for five years now, and I think I will continue to be here for a
long time. [Karan to instructor] Whenever you are ready I’ll come and present. I feel it’s a great place to grow, to learn and to serve. Missouri S&T is like a big family. I love
it here. It’s a small campus and we’re really close-knit.
I wouldn’t go to any other school. I love it here. I’m kind of not wanting to leave
but I know it’s time. I’m starting a job with General Mills in June and I’m going
to be up in Hannibal, Mo. I will be managing a team [Jordan to student] Nice!