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Campus Experiences, Mentorships Pave Way for Greg Laudick’s Success
April 30, 2012
||Well-Rounded Student: Greg Laudick, a senior majoring in
mechanical engineering and economics (with a minor in mathematics),
was a four-year member of the varsity swimming team and involved in
several student activities. He is planning to work for General
Electric for two years before heading off to Harvard University's
School of Business.
Ever so humble, Greg Laudick lets his accomplishments speak for
themselves, and offer a promising forecast for the
Completing four years at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
with a 3.96 grade point average, Laudick has been involved in a
long list of campus activities, including four years as a varsity
swimmer. His postgraduate pursuits will have him working at General
Electric Aviation as a maintenance contract engineer before
enrolling in the prestigious Harvard University School of Business'
Where Laudick is going reflects upon where he's been and
demonstrates who he is. The double-major in mechanical engineering
and economics, with a minor in mathematics, credits Rose-Hulman and
his high school, Indianapolis' Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School,
with paving the way for his future success. The high school athlete
with a 4.0 GPA chose Rose-Hulman over schools such as Notre Dame
and Washington University in St. Louis.
"The thing that set Rose-Hulman apart, for me, was the sense of
community, particularly the open-door residence life policy,"
Laudick says. That collegiality carried over to the classroom,
where faculty and staff regularly interact with students. "It
creates a very open atmosphere," he adds.
Former mathematics professor Dr. Michael DeVasher offered more
than instruction in statistical analysis, but career advice and
camaraderie as well. Likewise, Dr. Kevin Christ's instruction in
economics was matched by his personal support and attention.
DeVasher's valuable advice to Laudick: the only way to be great at
something is to enjoy doing it.
Laudick feels he's found happiness within General Electric's
aviation division. He has gained valuable experiences through
summer internships at Goldman Sachs in New York; Mussett, Nicholas,
and Associates in Indianapolis; and GE Aviation's Onpoint Solutions
in Cincinnati. The opportunity to merge his engineering background
with economics at GE Aviation helped decide his course for the next
"I definitely like the culture of GE, and I really like the
aerospace business," he says, ready to work in a hybrid that
combines business and engineering. "That's something I'm really
Harvard's MBA program prefers students with work
experience. The next two years at GE Aviation, along with his
four years at Rose-Hulman, will get Laudick ready for any business
"Eventually, I want to get into general management," he states,
describing his ideal position would involve a wide range of
activities, from customer service to finance and production. "An
all-encompassing role, that's where I eventually want to be."
Laudick earned Honor Key and Student Leader of the Quarter
awards for being an officer in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity; being
the only student member of the Admissions and Standing Committee;
being a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon math society, Senior Class
Committee, and Triathlon Club; and serving as a senator in the
Student Government Association. He also has helped contribute to
Rose-Hulman's future as a member of the Student iCAST Committee
contributing to The "Great" Debate.