Two new grads accepted into the GE HealthCare development program

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Alyssa Frisch and Nick Birschbach

Recent graduates Alyssa Frisch and Nick Birschbach knew they wanted to study electrical engineering and computer engineering, respectively. But like many undergraduates, they weren’t sure what careers their degrees would lead to.

Their job after graduation will allow them to “try on” more experiences in that pursuit. The two were accepted into the two-year GE HealthCare Edison Engineering Development Program last spring. The highly competitive leadership development program gives them the opportunity to explore a variety of engineering roles in the company, from design to manufacturing.

William Dussault, teaching faculty in electrical engineering, describes the GE Edison program as the company’s nationwide talent search.

“The GE Edison Engineering Development Program usually recruits from top-notch engineering schools,” Dussault said. “But here at UWM, we have had two students that are accepted into the program, proving that we can also produce those high-quality graduates that companies are looking for.”

The program also includes coursework that will result in nine graduate credits each. Hear the graduates discuss the program and explain how UWM helped them land the opportunity in this video.