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CBE Grads in the Workforce: Ty Deschamp

Thousands of students have received degrees from the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics (CBE). Our alumni are leaders in business organizations around the country and the world.

Last spring, we asked some of our soon-to-be graduates to describe their CBE experience and to tell us about their plans following their May 2008 graduation. These are their stories.

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Ty Deschamp
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Project Controls Group

"The best thing about my experience at the CBE has been getting to know so many different people. We have a fairly diverse group of students and faculty in the CBE and I have enjoyed very much being able to meet all of them. I think it is also a rare experience to be able to say that I know all of the professors I’ve had over the last four years on a first name basis. The U of I is large enough to provide a great education, however it is small enough to provide a personal experience. In addition to the people I have met, I also feel the business education I’ve received has been excellent. I verified this feeling last summer during my internship with a group of professional systems analysts, where I discovered that I understood much of the business jargon and the business problems they were trying to solve. When going through classes it is sometimes difficult to understand the true value of the education you are receiving, but when you experience firsthand the benefits of your education, it puts everything into perspective.

"My post graduate plans are to move to the Tri-Cities where I will be working with the Project Controls Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This group functions as project support and project leads for most large projects conducted in the lab. I am very excited to begin this position and start working for one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world. In addition to starting a new career, I am also anxious for my upcoming wedding the week after graduation to Beth Absec, another U of I student from the College of Education. We are looking forward to our new life and new opportunities."