Mike McMillan always liked working on cars but thought a career in information technology (IT) made more sense in the job market. After two years in an IT program at a local university, however, he couldn’t deny the truth any longer.
“I am a lot more interested in cars than I am in IT,” says the 25-year-old, Chesterfield Township resident. “I would not have been happy with an IT career.”
McMillan began taking automotive classes at Macomb and credits the small class sizes for the straight As he managed to maintain for two years running. They helped earn him a full ride transfer scholarship to Wayne State University where, at the suggestion of one of his Macomb professors, he majored in electronic engineering technology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree last year and is now working on advanced drive systems at Continental Automotive in Auburn Hills.
“I am definitely interested in this field and after working in it for two to three years I will probably go back and earn a master’s degree,” says McMillan. “Macomb gave me a sound foundation and allowed me to get the grades that helped make it happen.”
To learn more about transfer programs at Macomb, including the transfer scholarships offered by other colleges and universities, go to http://www.macomb.edu/future-students/choose-program/transfer-programs/index.html.