Daniel Francois, a graduate of the spring class of 2009 from the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA), will participate in a two-year internship with the Army Corps of Engineers in Wiesbaden, Germany.
According to Francois, he was in the right place at the right time. He attended the Black Engineers of the Year Award Conference in February in Baltimore, Md., where the Army Corps of Engineers was seeking senior engineering majors interested in obtaining internships after graduation. The internship will provide participants with extensive hands-on experience in architecture and construction, and mechanical and electrical engineering. Upon successfully completing the internship, he will be offered a civilian position with the Army Corp of Engineers in either the European division or in the United States.
During his collegiate career, he appreciated the training he received at FAMU.
“I was very impressed by the faculty, especially Professor Leon Prosper who thoroughly prepared his students for the professional world through his course requirements that included weekly presentations,” he said.
Already planning for his future, Francois aspires to continue his education. He feels that the engineering field offers immeasurable opportunities to young people who seek to build a rewarding career. In the next 10 years, Francois plans to have earned his master’s degree and work toward earning his doctorate degree.
Photo caption: Daniel Francois (center), FAMU electronic engineering technology graduate from Fort Pierce, Fla. at the CESTA Spring Graduates Reception with Carolyn Collins, Ph.D. (left), former president of the FAMU National Alumni Association and CESTA alumna; and Makola Abdullah, Ph.D. (right), dean and director, FAMU College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture.