Class of 2002
“The business school at MSOE is great at combining technology with business and integrating them into real-world applications.”
In his current role as Health IT Consultant for the state of Wisconsin, Brandon Rosner ’02 enjoys being able to combine health care and technology. “MSOE taught me how to think innovatively, and I’ve learned that you can combine innovation and technology in a unique way and really impact someone’s life. To actually get involved and impact the patient experience is a lot of fun,” he said.
Brandon followed a non-traditional path after graduating with a degree in management systems. “After graduation I headed into politics and spent two years in Washington D.C. interning at the white house, and I also ran a congressional campaign. I then worked in health care for 5+ years, I found combining health care and technology was my real interest.”
Brandon originally came to MSOE for engineering, but later switched to business. “The business school at MSOE is great at combining technology with business and integrating them into real-world applications. I saw value in MSOE’s business school.” During his sophomore year Brandon interned with Rockwell Automation, helping to maintain a portion of the company’s website. “I walked into the interview, and before I even sat down they offered me the job based solely on the fact that I was an MSOE student,” he said.
In his spare time Brandon also serves as president of MSOE’s Alumni Association. He encourages other alumni and even students to get involved. “I would say meet alumni, Regents and friends of MSOE at events. When I look back at many of the people I’ve known and reached out to during job searches, it’s people that I met at MSOE events, establishing those real relationships is what translated into job opportunities. No matter where you live, attend an alumni event even if it’s just to network. It’ll be worth its weight in time.”