One person is headed to Zambia, Africa. Another is staying put in Rochester.
They may be going in different directions but both are sharing the relief of knowing they have a job when they graduate.
More than a half dozen Rochester Institute of Technology students in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) have already accepted positions with titles ranging from Event Planner to Imaging Science Engineer.
Keshab Bhattarai, Mechanical Engineering, is going to Lockheed Martin in Syracuse
Francina Castro is moving to San Diego to work as an Event Planner with Play Station.
Two of the positions are here in Rochester: Nelmy Robles-Serrano will work with L3 Harris as an Imaging Science Engineer and Jaden Dominguez has accepted a Corporate Administrator position with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Cianna Hall is joining the Peace Corp and will move to Zambia, Africa and Jason Freeman will work as a Protections and Control Engineer with Power Grid Engineering in North Carolina.
Melina Maria will head east on the Thruway, accepting a Sales and Communications Intern position with Baker-Hughes in Skaneateles. Maria Tovar is westward bound. She will work as a Corporate Retail Bank Planner with M & T Bank in Buffalo.
HEOP celebrated its 50th anniversary on the RIT campus last year. It is an access and academic program for eligible residents in New York State who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a private college or university due to economic and educational disadvantage.