Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Matthew Sackmann - Garmin International, Inc.
Major & Minor: Geography and Economics Major
Year Graduated: 2011
Current Employer: Garmin International, Inc.
Length of Employment: 3 months
Interests and Hobbies: Traveling, Snowboarding, Paintballing, Fishing, Hunting
What helped you decide what route to take after graduation (i.e. graduate school or type of job)? Garmin introduced itself to me as an excellent way to start my career
What do you think gave you the edge to get your current position? Going to UW-Eau Claire, classes completed, independent studies, and a professional resume
Describe your typical day at work: As a marine cartography technician my day is composed of examining the quality of hydrographic office maps from around the world. I also complete map interpretations and interactions, fixing gaps, and viewing charts in Garmin GPS units.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Becoming a senior cartography technician at Garmin and potentially taking some classes on management to help make advancements in my career
What advice can you give to those who are still in school? If taken seriously, four years of studying hard and careful planning will reward you with excellent opportunities