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Candance BiasCandance Bias

Forming a hypothesis, locating the facts and ending up with a conclusion are steps Candace (Cross) Bias takes nearly every day on her job. More


Derrick DenekeDerrick Deneke

"I'm still a farm kid," says Derrick Deneke. Although, his typical work outfit – a suit, collared shirt and tie – may not lead one to think so. More


Robert DixonRobert Dixon

Working for the past four U.S. presidents, serving as a college professor and trying to solve the world's hardest problem - energy security - are just a few of the key highlights on Robert Dixon's resume. More


Laura FurgioneLaura Furgione

Her advice to current students is to really get involved, especially in outreach programs, build relationships and network. More


Leigh NutterLeigh Nutter

"I would say to really go out and seek opportunities, go out of your way to find experiences that will help you." More


Narin TipsrisukondNarin Tipsrisukond

"During my life, I want to teach how to become a better person," Narin Tipsrisukond says. "It's my philosophy." More


Karla KlingnerKarla Klingner

"The contacts you make in college will continually cross your path," Klingner says. "Having those relationships to fall back on is very beneficial." More


Kent HadenKent Haden

"The importance of networking can’t be overemphasized," Haden says. More


Kelly DiedringKelly Diedring

"There is nothing like hands-on experience to impress a potential employer," Diedring says. More


Scott CowgerScott Cowger

"Do research," Cowger says. "Get involved with professional organizations and get to know people." More


Lane McConnellLane McConnell

"Never be afraid to find what you are most passionate about in life and go for it," McConnell says. More


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