Kenny Rushinski, 2011

Data Analyst near Chicago Illinois

I am currently spending a majority of my week as a data analyst just outside of Chicago, building data bases for a major food and beverage company. What was great about Marywood was that I never felt like just another number in any of my classes. I never felt out of place asking questions and that allowed me to get a better understanding of any and all concepts that I can now use to further my career.

What is your current employment?

During the last year or so before I graduated, I planned on becoming an actuary, and I was actually on the right track. While I was in the process of studying for and taking my first exam, I worked at a packaging facility. Within a few months of working there, they put me in charge of data trending through SAP inventory management. Soon after, a consulting company who works through SAP called 'Linx-as' saw my resume and offered me a job as a systems analyst. I am currently spending a majority of my week as a data analyst just outside of Chicago, building databases for a major food and beverage company.

How did your math education at Marywood prepare you for your current job?

While it may be a generic answer, I believe that class sizes allowed me the greatest preparation for my current career. What was great about Marywood was that I never felt like just another number in any of my classes. I never felt out of place asking questions and that allowed me to get a better understanding of any and all concepts that I can now use to further my career.

What are your favorite memories as a math / math secondary education major at Marywood?

Almost all of my favorite memories from Marywood come from the close bonds made between my classmates.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If I had to give one piece of advice to anyone who may be reading this, it would be: Find something you enjoy, do whatever you can to get really good at it and work your ass off. Employers will notice and work won’t seem so much like work.