Monday, January 23, 2012

First Philadelphia, then the world: Peirce grad lands job at International Monetary Fund

Faculty member Justine Baker received this note from former Peirce student Del Alfred over the holidays, and we wanted to share it here. Del graduated in June 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and today he works for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Baker thought his story would motivate other students, and I agree. Del kindly gave us permission to share his words here on the blog. Read about his journey below:

Dr. Baker,

Hope you had a great Christmas! Enjoy the New Year and everything it has to offer.

My wife and I will be planning a trip in early spring to Philadelphia and I will be delighted to come by and see you at Peirce. I will keep you posted.

By the way, you see where Symbolic Logic landed me, I’m at the International Monetary Fund now -- the number of doors that have opened since completing at Peirce has been tremendous and I couldn’t be more grateful. I specifically noted symbolic logic because it was critical in the hiring process for the IMF; I was required to take these examinations and proctored critical thinking exercises, including ravens matrices and some fuzzy logic tests to qualify to be an IMF employee; the only thing I could reflect on was my Symbolic Logic program with you to help me get through it and I did so, successfully.

Have a wonderful week.

Forever grateful!

Information Security Officer

Congratulations, Del, we’re so happy to hear of your successes since graduating!