I left NJIT with my master's in December and started working for a company in Madison, Wisconsin, called Epic.

Alex Pastena ’11

They are an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software company, which means that  they make the software that doctors and hospitals are using to care for patients. Their software is used to care for about 40% of Americans. The place has a very Google kind of feel, if that makes sense.

I'm going to be taking a lot of in-house programming courses in the next few weeks, but at the end of the day, I'll be doing a lot of creative problem solving. I think that's why this job seems to attract a lot of math majors and engineers.

I want to point out how much I appreciate the fact that this company values people with those backgrounds; I don't have much programming experience, but they recognize that my math background makes me versatile and capable, so they are willing to train me.