Getting Ready to Work at Boeing

Hope Bowden

Hope Bowden,
Senior, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Athens, OH 13 March 2020

Spring semester marks my final semester at Ohio University as a full-time student. This has been a long and crazy adventure, but I could not be more thankful for my time at Ohio. When I first entered the Industrial and Systems program, I believed that I would be on a manufacturing floor for the rest of my life. I quickly learned that is far from the truth. ISEs are found in a wide variety of industries including banking, healthcare, transportation, and of course manufacturing.

I found myself working with real world problems that I never expected to be working on. My favorite project has been my senior design project. My team is working with a company in Columbus, OH that works with former inmates to help them thrive in society after prison.

My project focuses on predicting the likelihood of participants going back to prison. This data would be used to provide specialized classes for those at a higher risk of returning to prison in hopes of preventing their return. It has been amazing to use the skills I learned throughout the past 4 years to create for good. I have enjoyed knowing that my project will help people in the community live a better life.

After graduation I will be moving to Seattle, WA to work for The Boeing Company. I will be at their largest facility working as an entry level industrial engineer. I entered engineering hoping that I would end up in the aerospace industry, and I worked hard to accomplish that goal. These past 4 years have been an unbelievable journey and I am so thankful for Ohio University for helping make my dreams a reality.

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