Three Eastern Michigan University Honors students accepted into leadership program

Faith Galinis, Randy Kamindo, and Tatiana Worthy
From left to right, Faith Galinis, Randy Kamindo, and Tatiana Worthy.

YPSILANTI — Three sophomore Presidential Scholars have been accepted into the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program. This 20-month program provides underrepresented students seeking successful careers within business and technology the opportunity to receive personalized coaching, job search guidance, exposure to top employers, and more. MLT also provides Fellows access to an extensive professional network.

Computer science major Randy Kamindo was accepted into the software engineering/technology track within the MLT program. Kamindo is excited to acquire new technical and interviewing skills as well as the opportunity to gain networking connections within the MLT community. 

“I’m looking forward to gaining access to top professionals from 50+ top tech companies and connecting with MLT partners for internships and full-time software engineering roles,” said Kamindo. “This experience will have a tremendous impact on my future, as it will equip me with the skills, knowledge, and network that I need to succeed in the software engineering industry.” 

Joining Kamindo on the MLT software engineering/technology track is computer information systems major Faith Galinis. Galinis mentioned the impact the program will have on her future. “I am confident that this program will not only prepare me for my career but open opportunities in finding internships and jobs post-graduation,” stated Galinis.

Communication technology major Tatiana Worthy was accepted into the MLT corporate management track. Worthy applied to MLT because of the career and personal support services that the program offers to students. She mentioned her excitement for the program, stating, “I'm looking forward to learning from professionals and gaining a basic foundation for a career roadmap.” 

Senior political science and economics double major Cedrick Charles has participated in the MLT Career Prep Program for the past two years. Charles attributes much of his success to the MLT program’s profound role in his journey to becoming an industry professional in political science and economics. 

“This program is not just a bridge; it's a catalyst for immediate and lasting upward socioeconomic mobility. The effect is significant: 90% of MLT undergraduates get offers for high-profile positions, above industry averages,” stated Charles. “MLT has been instrumental in my evolution as a leader, fostering a deeper understanding of success, empathy for others' achievements, and a stronger commitment to helping those around me. MLT doesn't just build bridges; it forges pathways to leadership, prosperity, and a purpose-driven life." 

All three students were nominated for the MLT Program by Ann Eisenberg, Dean of the Honors College. "I learned of the program from Cedrick," Dean Eisenberg said, "and I saw the tremendous impact the networking and mentoring had on him and, especially, his job and internship opportunities. He and I wanted to make sure other talented EMU students were aware of what the MLT program offers." Current freshmen who would like to apply to MLT in the fall can contact Dean Eisenberg for more information.

Visit the MLT Career Prep Program website to learn more.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

February 07, 2024

Written by:
Brooke Whittaker

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