Cindy Lopez

Cindy Lopez

Information Science Student, Great Valley Campus, New Yorker at Heart

I left my hometown of New York City and headed for Penn State Great Valley with no job, no place to live, and no connections to the Philadelphia region. I had one goal - a master's degree from a good school with a strong reputation. I took a big risk, but the rewards have been worth it!

Within a month of my arrival I landed my first industry job at Cephalon. I found a place to live, and even made some new friends. My course work in Information Science at Penn State Great Valley has given me a deeper knowledge of the work I perform at my job. The experiences that my professors and fellow students bring to the classroom are invaluable.

I expect to graduate at the end of the year, and although I miss the family, friends, and the hustle and bustle of New York, I will probably stay in the Philly region for a few more years. The opportunities for development here are just too hard to pass up.

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