CoBA was excited to share news of 2020 gradautes who accepted job offers over the summer! Each social media post below features a new gradaute and their new job, as well as some sage advice for current students to prepare for their careers.
Congrats to Andrew Dowcher on his #newgradnewjob announcement! Andrew interned with Avande this summer and will begin his new full time role as a data analyst this month!
Andrew started out as a accounting major but soon switched to finance. He worked in retail and fast food while earning his degree and even tried acc and supply chain internships before realizing he wanted to work for a large organization. He landed the interview with Avanade thanks to a connection in the company and he built a stellar reputation during his 2 months as intern.
His had lots of advice for fellow cougars...
“First, employers in all sectors want people to have a background in programming, web design, or other advanced products. If you want a REALLY good paying job, go to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/browse/ and start learning these skills. Companies want people who know Microsoft technologies. This resource is FREE!
And second, work full time while going to school, and try to get decent grades doing
so. Brag about it. That was probably the #1 reason why I got hired at Avanade, was because I not only had great time management,
but I also had the GPA to prove I was no slouch.”
Best of luck in the new job, Andrew!