Student Spotlight

Name: Kolby Parks

Hometown: Sherman, NY

College or Technical School: Jamestown Community College – Jamestown Campus

Major: Machine Tool Specialization

Graduation Date: May, 2019

Email Address: kolbyparks23@yahoo.com

 

What are your plans post-graduation? I would like to find a full time job in the engineering field.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes, I would stay in the area if I have an opportunity to work full time.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? I am excited about the area because of all the outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing swimming and hiking.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your field? One of the biggest challenges in my field is the mathematics aspect.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I can overcome this challenge by trying my best and spending more time studying.

 

What excites you the most about your chosen career field? I get excited about this field because I love the fact that it has a hands on side to it.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your career field? I am excited about the fact that every day will be different and I will be faced with some challenges.

 

Are you interested in taking part in an internship program? Yes

Name: Judah Herr

Hometown: Westfield, NY

College or Technical School: Jamestown Community College – Jamestown Campus

Major: Welding

Graduation Date: May, 2018

Email Address: judahbenherr@gmail.com

 

What are your plans post-graduation? I would like to stay in the area and work as a carpenter.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes, I would stay in the area if I have an opportunity.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? I am excited about the area because I know a lot of people and I also like the feeling of being connected.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your career field? One of the biggest challenges in my field is the unknown.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I can overcome this challenge by being receptive to learning new things and different ideas.

 

What excites you the most about your chosen career field? I get excited about this field because I have a chance to help people with things they do not know how to do.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your career field? I am excited about the fact that I can build and fix houses to help others out.

 

Are you interested in taking part in an internship program? No

Name: Matthew Myers

Hometown: Jamestown, NY

College or Technical School: Jamestown Community College – Jamestown Campus

Major: Engineering Science

Graduation Date: TBD - Planning to pursue Graduate Degree

Email Address: myersms10@gmail.com

 

What are your plans post-graduation? I would like to attend the University at Buffalo and later pursue a graduate degree in engineering.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes, I would stay in the area if I have an opportunity for a high paying career.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? I am excited about the area because there is a lot of cultural diversity, especially for its size, and there are also many places to go and explore.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your career field? One of the biggest challenges in my field would be the high level of difficulty in math and physics as well as its highly competitive nature.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I can overcome this challenge by continuing to study hard and do well in classes and demonstrate proficiency in applying what I’ve learned.

 

What excites you the most about your chosen career field? I get excited about this field because of the cutting-edge developments and that it has a part in most facets of everyday life.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your career field? I am excited about all the potential for specialization in various engineering fields.

 

Are you interested in taking part in an internship program? Yes I would definitely enjoy being an intern and gaining valuable work experience.

Name: Bill Crossley

Hometown: Bemus Point

Major: Mechanical Technology Machine Tool Specialization

Graduation Date: Fall 2018

Email Address: wrcrossley@yahoo.com

 

 

 

What are your plans post-graduation? I would like to get a job in manufacturing.

 

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes I would love stay in the area.

 

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? I really like the area because of the outdoor activates and the four seasons.

 

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your field? One of the biggest challenge in my field is finding a job.

 

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I hope that with the economy picking up I will find an opportunity.

 

 

What excites you the most about your chosen career field? I get excited about my field because I enjoy manufacturing and the manufacturing process.

 

 

What excites you the most about your future in your career field? I am excited about my career field and I love everything with manufacturing.

 

 

Are you opening to taking part in an internship program? Yes

Name: Christian Grover

Hometown: West Valley

College or Technical School: Jamestown Community College – Jamestown Campus

Major: Mechanical Technology Machine Tool Specialization

Graduation Date: Spring 2019

Email Address: groverchristian47@gmail.com

 

What are your plans post-graduation? To start a career with hopefully IMA Life or continue my schooling to get a four year degree.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes, I would love stay in the area.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? I am excited about the area because of the variety of things to do such as Hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your field? One of the biggest challenges in my field would be the math.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I can overcome this challenge by continuing to study more and stay focused and determined.

 

What excites you the most about your chosen career field? I get excited about the hands on part of my field, I do not like sitting in an office so being able to work with my hands makes my field awesome.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your career field? I am excited about my field because I would like to be able to travel and advance my knowledge in engineering and technology.

 

Are you interested in taking part in an internship program? Yes

Name: Kenneth R. Harrower

Hometown: Randolph

Major: Design

Graduation Date: June, 2019

Email Address: kennethharrower1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your plans post-graduation? My plan after graduation is to find a Manufacturing Design job in the area.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes I would love stay in the area.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? I am excited about the area because of the variety of manufacturers in our region. Manufacturing has such a huge impact on the country and even the world and I would like to be part of it.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your field? One of the biggest challenges in my field is that manufacturing is constantly changing technologically so staying ahead of the game and understanding the needs of the customer will be an ongoing challenge.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I can overcome this challenge by continuing my course work and obtaining my licenses and certifications.

 

What excites you the Most about your chosen field? I get excited seeing the whole process of things being made.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your field? I am excited about my field as it is a growing field that is always developing.

 

Are you opening to taking part in an internship program? Yes

Name: Chris Kucharski

Hometown: Mayville

Major: Mechanical Technology

Graduation Date: May, 2019

Email Address: chriskucharski99@gmail.com

 

 

 

What are your plans post-graduation? My plans after graduation is to transfer to Cleveland Tech to study high performance motorsports.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes I would love to return to the area once I am finished with school.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? It is quiet but yet close to many major cities.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your field? One of the biggest challenge in my field would be the math such as Trig.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? I can overcome this challenge by continuing to practice and keep up with my course work.

 

What excites you the Most about your chosen field? I get excited about this field because most of our daily lives revolve around mechanical objects so this makes my field of study extremely broad.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your field? I am excited about my field because I enjoy being able to create functioning objects from basic raw materials.

 

Are you interested in taking part in an internship program? Yes

Name: Patrick Sweeney

Hometown: Fredonia

College: JCC

Major: Welding Technology

Graduation Date: May, 2018

Email Address: psweeny18@gmail.com

 

 

What are your plans post-graduation? My plans after graduation is to find a welding fabrication job.

 

Do you want to stay in Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County post-graduation? Yes I would like to stay in the area after graduation.

 

What excites you about Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County? This is my hometown and I believe there is potential for future job growth and development in the area.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your field? One of the biggest challenge I face is establishing real world experience.

 

How can you overcome this challenge? By gaining employment in the field of welding.

 

What excites you the most about your chosen field? I enjoy the challenge of building and fixing parts and objects that have been broken.

 

What excites you the most about your future in your field? I am excited about the new technology that is coming out each day, I am also excited about getting the opportunity to expand my growth in the field of welding.

 

Are you interested in taking part in an internship program? Yes

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