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Meet Alumna, Chaunda Williams

February 19, 2016

Chaunda Williams

Chaunda Williams

Chaunda Williams, Gary, Indiana native, chose IUPUI because she was able to obtain a degree from Purdue University, while being able to study in the great city of Indianapolis.

Williams fascination for technology drove her interest towards a career in engineering technology. “I’ve always had an interest in technology and how it works since using my first computer while in elementary school”, Williams said. “I found out quickly during my undergraduate studies that not only was I interested in technology and how it worked but also how it is used to achieve business goals and make everyday life easier.”

Williams learned so much, had so many great experiences, and met so many wonderful people while at IUPUI. “I felt it impossible to single out one memory”, she said.

In her time at IUPUI, she had so many great mentors that by the time she graduated, she was well equipped with the knowledge of what was to come, the barriers she may face, and what tools and resources to use to navigate through them successfully.

Among her favorite instructors during her time at IUPUI, was Mr. Jerome Clark. “He was an awesome instructor who was always willing to go above and beyond to help his students. He also served in an academic advising capacity as well”, Williams stated.

Today, Williams works as an IT Project Manager for an Insurance Company. “The most rewarding aspect of my career is being able to learn so many different things every day, all while doing what I love.”

The most important piece of advice she would offer new Engineering & Technology graduates is even though you may have completed your academic studies, you must be prepared to continue to learn. Learning on a daily basis and further cultivating your knowledge base, skills, and abilities is the key to being and staying successful.

Williams deferred to her favorite quote:  “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there!” - John Wooden.