Mathematics, University of Georgia
M.S. - Applied
Mathematics, Southern University
working with the Government Systems division providing
information technology solutions to customer problems.
Rodney finds working
out of his virtual office at home gives him the flexibility to
decide how he splits his time between work and family.
"As a math person coming out of school, I think one of the things we don't
really see as how we apply our math skill set to the work world, and I
think what industry folks are looking for and especially myself, I'm
looking for a person who has ability to think analytically, and not
necessarily be able to solve a very complex math equation but be able to
think logically, and that's what math programs typically do for students.
The opportunities are overwhelming in terms of how you apply that
analytical talent. For example, coming out of school for me, they were
dying to get their hands on math people because they're the ones that
clearly understand how you model various physical behaviors. Or they
understood the math at least. Now you need to overlay that with some
computer talent. That's a natural for a math person."
"Typically, I have at least three or four conference calls where I am
talking to team members. We might be talking or working on strategies on
how we help a customer solve a particular problem. We are proposing
solutions to a customer, and we typically do that through virtual mail and
email. And a lot of travel. Typically, half the day is here doing
administrative things, and the other day is out there going, visiting the
customer sites, and when I'm delivery mode, I'm actually doing work for
the customer. And when I'm in selling mode, I'm first of all selling our
folks on selling them on why they need to sell these consulting services.
Or I'm selling to the customer one on one."
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