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Robert worked at BAE Systems during his senior capstone project in the electrical engineering technology program. During this time, he was approached more than once about staying on full-time — which he accepted once he got his diploma.
“The education at UNH Manchester was really good, and I met really good teachers. There were a lot of teachers that made me want to come to class instead of just showing up to get a grade.”
Robert is humble about his transition from capstone research to employee at BAE, but does acknowledge that his ability to think on his feet, troubleshoot problems and work on his own — skills learned at UNH Manchester and during his internship — helped launch his career.
“While I was here they had me interview for a senior design position that they were hoping to get me in,” Robert said. “I didn’t get that job because they were looking for someone who had like 20 years of experience, but two months after I graduated from UNH Manchester, they called me out of the blue and asked if I could start work on Monday.”
Robert is an Electrical Engineer with BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H.
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