Success Stories

Yahya Moore

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Where is your hometown?
Watertown, MA

What is your degree program?
CIMT - AOS

What is your graduation date from RIT/NTID?
May / 8 /2020

Where is your place of employment?
Tobyhanna Army Depot

What is your Job Title?
Machinist Intern

What are your Work Responsibilities?

  • Industrial worker with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command
  • Assisted in the upgrading and integration of Command, Control, Computer, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for all branches of the Armed Forces
  • Worked with milling machines to produce needed parts for Armored Personnel Carriers and Mobile Rocket Launchers
  • Produced sheet metal for necessary repairs to armored vehicles
  • Operated various cutting machines to produce needed parts based on blueprint specifications

How does your career relate to your degree from RIT/NTID?
My degree is in Computer Integrated Machining Technology, and I had an opportunity to work on CNC Machines and Manual Milling. I learned how to operate these machines properly, and in turn helped produce parts for the Army at Tobyhanna.

Do you have any advice for any current students attending RIT/NTID?
My advice would be simple—stay focused on your studies and don’t lose track of your goals!

Keara Mangan

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Where is your hometown?
Pittsburgh, PA

What is your degree program?
Film and Animation - BFA

What is your graduation date from RIT/NTID?
May 2020

Where is your place of employment?
Summer internship at NASA Glenn Research Center

What is your Job Title?
VR Animation and Modeling Intern

What are your Work Responsibilities?
My work responsibilities included creating 3D models for AR/VR simulation. I was also responsible for rigging and texturing 3D assets to be programmed into Unity.

How does your career relate to your degree from RIT/NTID?
Through this internship I learned more about 3D animation for game engines as well as what goes into the process for Unity, which is a cross-platform game engine and is used for game development.

Do you have any advice for any current students attending RIT/NTID?
My advice would be don't be afraid to ask for help if you're stuck on a project. Also, if you are looking to get more portfolio experience, I recommend reaching out to non-profits and offering design assistance as a great way to gain more experience.

Arturo Peralta Silva

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Where is your hometown?
Kissimmee, FL

What is your degree program?
APLCMP - AOS

What is your graduation date from RIT/NTID?
December 2019

Where is your place of employment?
OhioHealth

What is your Job Title?
Information Technology Intern

What are your Work Responsibilities?
Some of my work responsibilities included maintaining and supporting the end to end process of information technology asset management. I also did things like cleaning the internal hard disk drive (HDD) and overseeing troubleshooting for system errors.

How does your career relate to your degree from RIT/NTID?
This career does relate to my degree because I would like to work in the technology field where I can do work that I can enjoy. Working at OhioHealth helped me apply what I had learned from my previous courses to be successful in my work environment.

Do you have any advice for any current students attending RIT/NTID?
I would tell students to study hard and take the classes seriously because everything you learn in class; does help you be successful working in those fields. Students should appreciate learning in class because it is an opportunity for a great benefit to learn from experienced professors.