One of our Gamma class members, Oscar Wu, graduated in Spring 2014 with a degree in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Management. He's currently working at Baxalta Incorporated as a Technical Project Manager in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) support and infrastructure. Oscar shares wonderful words of advice for current PSE members below.
"Having a job secured well before your college graduation is the ideal scenario to be in. Shortly after graduating, I joined Baxalta Incorporated (now spun-off from Baxter International) as a member of the IT Development Program (ITDP). Baxalta makes biopharmaceutical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. The ITDP is a three-year rotational program for recent college grads, in which you will have 3 different jobs in 3 years; this is a very attractive and unique opportunity to cultivate growth and become well-rounded in tangible and intangible skills. I’ve really come a long way since I started. My first rotation consisted of being a project manager for a $1.4 million hardware refresh project for Enterprise Platforms at Baxter. I’ve experienced the highs and lows, but was ultimately able to lead the project in a favorable direction, and complete various milestones. For my 2nd rotation, I’m working at our Los Angeles manufacturing plant supporting Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) software as well as our local infrastructure/networking team.