Since graduation, I have focused my attention on the marine industry (Doug L. called it). After graduating I went on to work at General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works in southern Maine. In my two years working there, I was on the structure and foundation team designing and modifying sections of Navy destroyers in Catia V5, both 2D and 3D. I started as a mid-level, 3rd class designer, and quickly rose to an upper-level, 2nd class designer and from there took on the role as the team mentor. Having reached my goal at BIW, it was time for a change. In November 2017 I moved from beautiful Portland, Maine to the very southern city of Greenville, North Carolina where I am now the Integration Designer at World Cat Powerboats designing offshore catamarans.
My new role has me working as a hands-on liaison between engineering and production to ensure the 3D models and actual components of the boats are designed properly and fit correctly to create a more cohesive product. If it weren’t for the amazing hands-on learning experience I had at the ICC, and my motivation to succeed at what I do, I would not have accomplished so much already in less than three years. The professors and other staff at the ICC are who helped guide me to success.