Commencement 2018: Greg Hines Thanks Deans for Support of Students

August 16, 2018

A student sits in the library

Greg Hines, CIS’18, has been dedicated to Computer Information Systems for many years. His co-op experience includes a semester at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he assisted in work on radar, electronic warfare, and special communications.  This semester, his capstone project is Scrapian Technologies, a web scraping tool that sorts job listings to help students at ScholarJet find full-time jobs. In high school, he worked with Belmont and Weston Public Schools as an intern in their information technology departments.  

What is your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?
I enjoyed not one, but two co-op experiences at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. This gave me the time to learn in a hands-on way and experience a work culture that prepared me for a full-time career.
How has Wentworth prepared you for post-graduate life?
Again, the co-ops were the most valuable part that will help me after graduation. The amount of team work and projects in the classroom also have helped me to know how to be a better team player in the office environment. The academic rigor of multiple assignments at once has translated to better time management skills.
Who is someone at Wentworth that you’ve greatly admired or looked up to?
Without a doubt, I would say I have admired the deans the most. Dean [of Students Annamaria] Wenner especially has dedicated herself day in and day out to support every single person here. Every day, she posts a tweet that sparks interest, especially how she makes students feel like her family on every Friday’s tweet.
What advice would you offer to students entering Wentworth?
Try your hardest at the beginning to raise your GPA so you are set off on a strong note. Also, try to get an internship your first year so you’re more marketable for co-ops.

--Samuel Kim

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