Stevens grad Timothy Rashkin, a 2000 grad from Manalapan High School, also appreciates the fast pace of the tech field. The 22-year-old graduated this past May with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He's now working in Bridgewater at Ortho Biotech, a biopharmaceutical firm that's a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Timothy's new title is associate analyst in the company's information-management leadership development program, and he's busy rotating through various sections of the company during his training. He's getting a chance to learn about the day-to-day running of the business, as well as the company's product management and technical ends.
While Timothy just began working for Ortho Biotech in June, he has already become immersed in the inner workings of the company. "I'm on the business end of it for now. That means handling product management and systems administration. There are some data management issues, such as analyzing customer information and demographics, as well as computer architecture and network management," Timothy says. "I'm taking on a lot of responsibility, and I have the opportunity to prove myself and gain credibility. My tech background at school helped me. But, as far as I am concerned, the degree is to prove you can learn. You need to be able to learn on the spot as well."