Welcome to the alumni page! Learn about the many opportunities and career paths available to our majors through the stories of some of our alumni. Check out the Careers and outcomes section on the left menu to see where our alumni are working and what they do.
Alex Sredenschek ’19 PhD candidate in Physics at Penn State University
Studying at Messiah prepared me for the challenges of graduate school thanks to the ability to pursue a double major in mathematics and physics, the opportunity to pursue my passion for education and music, and the professors and my advisors who sought to help my peers and I realize our potential in and out of the classroom and lab.
Andrew Cameron ’17 Software Developer at Leidos
Messiah played a pivotal role in preparing me for my career; I was introduced to concepts and methodologies relevant in the industry, was provided amazing opportunities for hands-on learning and professional growth through The Collaboratory and The Impact Venture Challenge, and most importantly, I learned how to learn. I left Messiah with several languages under my belt, Python, Java, and PHP, to name a few, as well as friends, mentors, and a professional network.
Daniel Dietrich ’19 Operations Research Analyst (ORA) for the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
My time at Messiah in the math department gave me a strong quantitative and analytical foundation for my mathematical and computer science work at NAVSUP. Messiah’s well-rounded education also equipped me with the skills of writing, communication, and research ... all of which significantly smoothed my transition into the workforce.
Emily Wichert ’19 Data Management Associate at Invicro
As a Math major with minors in Statistics and Computer Science, my courses at Messiah prepared me for developing the logic, problem solving, and attention to detail needed for learning new programming languages, coming up with unique and efficient solutions to problems, and reviewing work for accuracy in a highly regulated environment. Messiah’s emphasis on Christian education helped prepare me to view my work through a Christian lens by glorifying God in all that I do, seeing Him work in the day to day, and letting him work in me to be a light to my coworkers.
Hallie Miller ’18 Quality Engineer at Ultradent Products, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah
My job is to develop and run tests on the manufacturing processes in order to determine if the process is capable of producing medical devices within an allowable risk factor.View profile
Hoang Nguyen ’18 PhD candidate in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago
My research interests lie at the intersection of Deep Learning and Natural Language Understanding, specifically under low-resource settings.View profile
Katrina Schrock ’16 Katrina Schrock is in the Physics PhD Program at University of Iowa
A little bit of everythingView profile
Kyele Bridel ’16 From USAF to U.S. soccer team
Alum in Air Force competes in women's championship tournamentView profile
Matt Bressler ’16 Matt Bressler searches for Dark Matter
Physics is deepView profile
Matthew Musselman ’14 Software Engineer at SimVention
The Messiah Computer and Information Science curriculum prepared me well for my career as a Software Engineer. Not only did we use relevant technologies, we also applied Agile development methodologies in our capstone project under the guidance of Professors Nejmeh and Weaver. These skills enabled me to immediately contribute to my first professional software project, and have continued to be cornerstones in my ensuing career.
Nathan Chan ’20 Solution Analyst at Deloitte
Messiah helped me to sharpen my interdisciplinary communication skills, which helps me when I speak with clients and customers.
Olivia Essig ’20 Math Teacher at Steel City Academy in Indiana
I teach Algebra 1 to high school students at a stand-alone charter school in the city of Gary. I am also a 2020 corps member of Teach for America, an organization that recruits leaders to promote educational equity by teaching in underserved areas. The courses at Messiah gave me the content knowledge and critical thinking skills to teach mathematics. More holistically, I grew as a leader by serving as a Student Ministries director, and my involvement in the Multicultural Program nurtured my desire to serve in an underserved, diverse area.
Ryan Mayer ’15 Alum applies skill sets gained from Messiah to his occupation View profile