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I first heard about careers at GE when the GE Recruiting team, comprised of alumni from the university, attended the Fall career fair in my final year. Based on my previous summer internships, I knew I was interested in manufacturing and was intrigued by the Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP) offered by GE. I submitted my resume online and was contacted by the program manager from GE Healthcare for a phone screen. Over the course of the next week, I had subsequent screens and interviews and was more than ecstatic to be offered a position to join the GE team as an OMLP Associate with GE Healthcare in Wisconsin.

I have learned many lessons and new skills while at GE the past 5 years, the two that are most memorable include: understanding the intersection between design engineering and supply as well as the benefits from failing fast to deliver results. Over the course of my rotations, I have enhanced my Mechanical Engineering background with experiences in Sourcing, Lean, Manufacturing Engineering, Auditing, Project Management, and Production Supervision en route to becoming a Manufacturing Engineering Leader. Each new role presented challenges and I was encouraged to try-storm, make mistakes, and leverage the knowledge of my peers and managers. The ability to collaborate and open attitude towards interacting with leaders has also played a significant role in my growth at GE thus far. Being featured in the #BalanceTheEquation campaign and Millie Dresselhaus commercial have been the latest bright moments of my time at GE.

The African American Forum (AAF) serves as a second family away from my native state of North Carolina. I was quickly invited to join and get involved in development events, social activities, and community service which made the transition in climate less noticeable. Through AAF, I have been afforded the opportunity to participate and lead committees at the local and national level that focus on the personal and professional development of GE employees. These opportunities have not only been great for leadership exposure, I've been able to build lasting relationships with co-workers irrespective of my physical location or business function across the greater GE.

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