In this series, recent grads share their journey to landing that first job out of college. After years of studying and working toward a degree, these Panthers’ hard work paid off. Now they’re paying it forward by letting you know how they did it.

Name: Jean-Carlo Drada

Hometown: Homestead, Florida

Degree/major: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering

Where are you working? Title? I work at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) as a Path Engineer.

How did you get your job? I got my job at the 2017 NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Conference. I had an interview with Northrop Grumman at the conference and received an offer on the spot.

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