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Amanda Witter

Amanda Witter

She graduated from RHIT in 1999 with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works as a Senior Account Executive at Salesforce in Zionsville, IN.

FIRST JOB AFTER ROSE-HULMAN?

Process Development Engineer, Eli Lilly and Company.

MOST VALUABLE LESSON YOU LEARNED ON THAT JOB?

I learned that the initiative and self-motivation that had been so important at Rose-Hulman was equally important in the workforce; you own your success.

MOST MEMORABLE ROSE-HULMAN PROFESSOR?

Tough question—so many! I would have to say Dr. Ron Artigue [Chemical Engineering], as he not only was a great professor in a classroom setting, but also clearly showed how much he cared about his students outside the classroom. I can't remember a single home basketball game that he wasn't in the stands rooting for us!

IDEAL WEEKEND?

A mix including a lot of time with my family, some quiet/down time to read, and time with good friends ... including time outside in gorgeous weather, and a balance of active time and relaxation time. And definitely lots of wonderful food and wine throughout!

STAR TREK OR STAR WARS?

Neither, but, if I had to pick, I’d say Star Wars.

WHAT IS THE NERDIEST THING YOU DO?

I love Excel spreadsheets and use them in many aspects of my life, both professional and personal...even including planning details of vacations.

ADVICE TO INCOMING ROSE-HULMAN STUDENTS?

Definitely work hard and do your best to get the best grades possible, but balance that with enjoying time with friends and getting involved with an activity/club you're passionate about. The unique environment of RHIT is something you will not find anywhere else, and the friendships and memories from your Rose-Hulman days are something you will always treasure! Also, grades/book smarts are important, but combining that with leadership and strong communication skills is what is going to set you up for the most success in your career.

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Kim

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Greg Gotwald

Greg

Chemical Engineering alumnus with a career in law who still reads his old engineering textbooks.