Thomas Reives

Thomas Reives

He earned a 2008 mechanical engineering bachelor's, followed by a 2010 master’s in engineering management, and currently works as Engineering Manager for AutoInjector Assembly Eli Lilly and Company.
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WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB AFTER ROSE-HULMAN?

Process Engineer at Indy Device Manufacturing, Eli Lilly and Company.

MOST VALUABLE LESSON YOU LEARNED ON THAT JOB?

Never underestimate the value of people in your learning and development experience. It isn’t all about being the most knowledgeable that determines your success.

Hall of Fame - All-American

Thomas Reives was a four-time Academic All-American at Rose-Hulman, excelling in two sports. He was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.

MOST MEMORABLE ROSE-HULMAN PROFESSOR?

Dr. Olson [Mechanical Engineering] would likely be my most memorable professor at Rose. Her conceptual quizzes at the beginning of class were always tough and intriguing for me.

IDEAL WEEKEND?

My ideal weekend would consist of the following: (1) a great or at least good workout, (2) time with family and friends, (3) enjoying a bit of nice weather outdoors, and (4) having an opportunity to wind down and think about absolutely nothing at all.

STAR TREK OR STAR WARS?

Neither, actually. I just watched the Star Wars series at the end of 2015. Maybe this means I am a bad engineer, but I’m ok with that.

WHAT IS THE NERDIEST THING YOU DO?

I coach robotics and use the app “Chess with Friends.”

ADVICE TO INCOMING ROSE-HULMAN STUDENTS?

Get to know what works best for you and define success for yourself, and do what is necessary to make that happen – don’t let those at Rose or outside of the school define it for you.
Ranjana Chandramouli

Ranjana

A Senior Process Control Engineer at Eli Lilly who is also designing the perfect macaron.
Lauren Meadows

Lauren

Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Management alumna with a passion for travel. 

Adam Janeira

Adam

Mechanical Engineering alumnus in the motion picture business.

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