Mark Nippert will complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, with a minor in Economics in the Spring of 1997.He
will spend the 1996-97 academic year as president of the student senate. Mark
has completed two significant internships.The first, at Alcatel
, involved designing and implementing a new software tracking system.He
was given broad creative license and was able to take the product far beyond original specifications, meeting or beating deadlines.Atanother internship, with GE Capital
was assigned to design a report-writing system, using pieces of a "system" to use as building blocks.Mark
had to find creative ways to make these nearly incompatible pieces work together.He
worked with experienced engineers to solve the interfacing problems and delivered an innovative solution.
Mark's work experience shows tremendous potential for developing practical applications within the computer industry He
has an entrepreneurial bent and would like to start his
own company in order to get the ultimate opportunity for innovation, focus, vision, and persistence.Whatever the future holds, Mark
career to integrate creativity, motivation, leadership, and teamwork. Mark
plays violin in the Raleigh Civic Symphony and is involved in intramural soccer and racquetball.He chaired the Student Senate Academic Committee, which led him to learn how to forge coalitions, resolve conflicts, set milestones, and delegate tasks.