Athens, OH 20 October 2016 –
Earlier this week, the Engineering Ambassadors went to Cincinnati for our yearly corporate trip. A total of 15 ambassadors were able to participate in the trip, which included meetings with many Russ College alumni and provided a chance to talk to them about their career paths after graduation.
After the 3 hour drive from Athens, the group arrived in Cincinnati Sunday night and attended a dinner with alumni. At the dinner, we were able to talk to alumni from different majors, and dig into what made them successful engineers.
Monday morning, the group woke up early to visit AECOM, a multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services.
After AECOM, the group headed down the street to 84.51˚. 84.51˚ is a data analytics company, with a huge focus on company culture. We were given a tour, which gave us a look into the technology startup culture. A newer company, 84.51˚, mainly focuses on improving shopper experiences at Kroger.
After having lunch in downtown Cincinnati, we traveled to visit Melink, to talk to Sam Rayburn, who graduated from Ohio University in 1999. The group was given a tour of Melink’s Platinum LEED certified facilities. Melink prides themselves in being energy efficient, as told by the image of a wind turbine and many solar arrays around their office building.
It was extremely interesting and also inspiring to see what all of these alumni that had graduated from Ohio University had done with their lives and majors after graduating.