Chung-On Leung, '10
Current Position: Software engineer with The Boeing Company, working on the airborne early warning and control aircraft.
Why Whitworth? "The community is amazing. Ultimately, the campus is an academic setting, but it is also important in life to know how to socialize, develop teamwork and network. Whitworth provided the academic know-how as well as the camaraderie. Few other schools have professors who take time to have lunch or coffee with students."
Whitworth Activities: Was a member of the Whitworth varsity swim team and a participant in the Ultimate Frisbee Club and the Math & Computer Science Club.
Quote: "The diversity and flexibility of the engineering physics program allowed me to take a lot of cross-functional courses while I was completing my degree on time. Hands down, my greatest strength going into interviews and applications is my broad range of technical and business knowledge, which many companies and institutions greatly value."
Influential Whitworth experience: "Having coffee and lunch with professors was immensely valuable. Professors can see unique gifts and talents in students, and they are more than helpful in getting you connected to the right people."
Career Goals: "I plan to continue pursuing a career in engineering as well as to pursue my Ph.D. That will allow me to teach at a collegiate or high-school level, which is something I can do to give back to the community."
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