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Additional InformationJoined Polymers & Coatings program of EMU as a transfer student – thanks to the advice of a senior chemist at a coating company whom I met at a café, where I worked to save money for my higher education. Nice campus, small class sizes and helpful advisors and faculty quickly made me feel comfortable, though away from school for 2 years. Most of my credits transferred, and my background in maths, physics, and chemistry from community college prepared me for the unique classes in this program. Flexible class schedules allowed me to continue working while going to school. Financial aid and numerous scholarship opportunities helped ease much of the difficulty of putting myself through school.
I was selected for ICI Paints scholarship and had the opportunity to intern at their R&D facility. Besides gaining valuable work experience and insight into coating industry, it was very pleasing to me to find that all of the classroom experience was practical and applicable to the workplace. After I graduate, I feel confident that I will find an enjoyable and rewarding career. ~ Antonio Saranillo