Dan Mark: A Recent Mott College Graduate Thrives in Robotics

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Dan Mark of Flushing came to Mott Community College after having already attended both Central Michigan University and Michigan Technological University. It was at MCC where he finally found his pathway to success, completing a degree in Electrical Technology with classes in Robotics.

What brought him to Mott College? Mark explained, “I saved a lot of money and could stay at home while I figured out what I wanted to do. I decided to come to Mott College and get my core classes out of the way.”

I was also able to graduate from Mott College with no student debt, which is really nice. I liked the teachers, especially in Electrical department. They are all enthusiastic about what they teach and easy to approach

“When I first showed up at Mott College, I had no idea what I wanted to do,” he went on. “I took one Electrical class and decided that was right up my alley.”

“Mott College allowed me to work a job while I was studying, which I hadn’t been able to do at CMU or Michigan Tech,” the Flushing resident related. “I didn’t dread going to school when I was at MCC. It was basically fun with lots of hands-on stuff, especially in the Electrical department.   I was also able to graduate from Mott College with no student debt, which is really nice. I liked the teachers, especially in Electrical department. They are all enthusiastic about what they teach and easy to approach.”

After graduation, Mark was hired by 4D Systems, a technology firm in Auburn Hills, where he is busy working on robotic simulation to improve the functioning of assembly lines.  “With a two-year degree out of Mott College, I feel like I’m a lot further ahead than some people with four-year degrees.”

With a smile, Mark noted, “I’m making a lot of money. I’m still thinking I may go back to school to get a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering but, with all the money I’m making and all the hours I’m working, it’s kind of hard to walk away from.”

The future looks bright to him. “As a robotics maintenance guy, I can pretty much go wherever there’s a factory and get a well-paying job.”

Would he recommend Mott College to others” “Definitely,” Mark stated.

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