Los Angeles

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Thomas Egan '18

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Los Angeles, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Cognitive Science & Spanish Studies Double Major

Current Company:

UCSF Office of Sponsored Research

Current Position:

Contracts Associate

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Phi Kappa Psi, Men's Rugby Team, Dance Production, Active Minds

Secondary Schooling:

N/A

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Mac & Cheese Bites

Best Oxy Class:

Brain Plasticity

Groups I Identify With:

First Generation Student

Bio:

After I graduated from Occidental I worked in a variety of roles but always found myself looking at scientific research. I longed for a job that gave me the opportunity to believe that I made a difference. At my current job I work with a small team to review and send out research projects between UCSF and other institutions. While I am not the one doing the research, it is great to see the different research projects that come in and know what faculty are studying. I want to be a part of the mentor network because I know that having great mentors are invaluable. I am where I am because of great mentors throughout my life and I want to provide that opportunity to others.

Career Advice:

Think about any skills that you are developing whatever stage you are at in your career. Also when you go in for interviews ask yourself if you felt it was genuine conversation.