By Mike Coleman ’11

Physics and Computer Science
Resident Assistant, Varsity Tennis
Westlake Village, Calif. 
After Mac: Software Test Engineer, Thomson Reuters, St. Paul 

The fantastic experience and education made possible by all the faculty and staff at Mac definitely helped me land my job. My experiences as a Computer Science and Physics double major, resident assistant, varsity athlete, and member of the Macalester community all greatly contributed to me being able to not only land the job, but to perform it at a high level.

In academics I learned how to learn new things quickly, which has been a great help when being asked to pick up new things at work.  In athletics, I learned how to be a leader and a team member who could be counted on in pressure situations.  In my role as an RA I learned how to communicate effectively with all different types of people, which is very useful when you work for global company. The sum of all my experiences at Mac shaped who I am today. I wouldn’t be where I am today without those experiences.

April 5 2012

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