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FIRST Alum Spotlight: Rachel Clark

Sep 17, 2018 Written by Rachel Clark, FIRST Alum

FIRST Alum Rachel Clark learns new job skills as a FIRST mentor.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Chelsey Roebuck

Aug 30, 2018 Written by FIRST Staff

FIRST Alum Chelsey Roebuck leads students into brighter futures.

FIRST Alumni Group: FIRST Alumni at University of Tennessee Knoxville

Aug 14, 2018 Written by FIRST Alum: Josh Witt

FIRST in Big Orange Country: Staying Involved with FIRST in College

From Robots to IT: How One FIRST Alum and Mentor Got a New Job at FedEx

Jul 03, 2018 Written by Jason Baker, FedEx

This year at FIRST Championship a FedEx robot roamed the hallways. It’s part of a growing fleet of robots used in our tech repair centers to help carry parts back and forth between technicians.

Applying for Jobs or Internships? These Tips Can Help!

Jun 16, 2018 Written by FIRST Staff

As FIRST Alumni, many industry leaders want to hire you for your problem-solving, critical thinking and digital literacy skills.  It’s important that you communicate your experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities on your job application and in your interview. FIRST Strategic Partners Dow and Qualcomm offer great advice on their websites to help you succeed. Here are just a few:

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Max Friefeld

Jun 16, 2018 Written by FIRST Staff

FIRST Alum Max Friefeld gained the confidence to launch his manufacturing startup, Voodoo Manufacturing.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Alex Kaplan

May 29, 2018 Written by Alex Kaplan FIRST Alum

FIRST Alum Alex Kaplan discovered a safe place to fail and problem solve on his FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1086 “Blue Cheese,” in Glen Allen, Virginia.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Anthony Hennig

May 14, 2018 Written by Anthony Hennig FIRST Alum

FIRST Alum Anthony Hennig discovered his love for engineering after becoming a programmer for FIRST Robotics Competition Team 422 “Mech Tech Dragons,” in Richmond, Virginia.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Michelle Hawley

May 10, 2018 Written by FIRST Strategic Partner, Rockwell Collins

FIRST Alum Michelle Hawley is an industrial engineer for Commercial Systems at Rockwell Collins, a FIRST Strategic Partner. 

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Jeremy Shikarides

May 07, 2018 Written by FIRST Staff

FIRST Alum Jeremy Shikarides joined his high school’s rookie FIRST Robotics Competition team, Team 5943 “Bad News Gears”.