Staying Active After College

Staying Active After College

It might seem crazy to think about life after Michigan Tech when you haven’t even started school yet, but it’s actually one of the smartest things you can do. Choosing a college isn’t just about the education you’ll receive; it’s about landing a job or getting into your dream grad school.

The success you have after leaving Michigan Tech depends a lot on how you get involved during your time here—you get out what you put in, right? When we talk about opportunities, we mean it—so take advantage of undergraduate research, international experiences, co-ops and internships, career services, and faculty connections so you’re ready to hit the ground running when you graduate.

Here are some recent alumni who have gone on to do great things. Their experiences at Michigan Tech opened doors and provided opportunities after graduation they never dreamed of as incoming students.

Cynthia Schafer

Cynthia Schafer '08

The 2008 graduate has a keen sense of conservation, and, she avows, "I'm going to try to live as long as I can without a car. "A native of Minnesota, Schafer graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering. She loves "the ecological part of engineering."


Jill Recla '07

Jill Recla, who graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s in bioinformatics, has had an abiding dream since high school, when she told her best friend, who was suffering from chronic pain, “Don’t worry. I’ll save you.” Looking back, she sums up her goal simply and ambitiously: “I decided I was going to cure fibromyalgia syndrome.


Mark Malekoff

Mark Malekoff '08

A native of Grand Prairie, a town of 55,000 residents in Northwestern Alberta, Canada, Malekoff came to Tech to play hockey; he says that he left a winner in all ways. He graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance. "I've always been interested in business and entrepreneurship," he says.


Beau Anderson

Beau Anderson '08

Beau Anderson wants to engineer a planet with more heart.

The earnest alumnus says, "Humanity is something I would love to bring to the whole world; make sure every single person has water to drink, every person has shelter, food, health, and people around them caring for them.


With over 68,000 high-achieving alumni living and working in more than 100 nations around the world, you’ll find that Michigan Tech alumni have a proud history of service to the University and a desire to connect with and assist Huskies of any graduation year. Read about some of our other alumni.