Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Nic Gee will graduate Friday with a Master of Science in Management. Gee, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UNC Charlotte, recently accepted a position as a technical sales engineer at Keyence Corp.
Campus connections: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, intramural basketball and volleyball
Internship(s): Completed an internship at Poly-Tech Industrial in Huntersville during the summer of 2019 and was employed in the quality assurance lab as a company intern inspecting final orders and conducting first-piece inspections.
Why did you choose UNC Charlotte? I grew up in Concord so I was already familiar with the Charlotte area when considering colleges. I thought UNC Charlotte’s campus really stood out, and I loved that it was only about 20 minutes away from Uptown Charlotte. I also knew that I wanted to study engineering, and I read that UNC Charlotte had a reputable engineering program that was receiving more recognition each year.
Faculty/staff member who made an impact on you: I worked for Dr. Vijay Patel throughout my graduate school journey. He has consistently pushed me to better myself and continue advancing my education through various forms of research and activities. I also worked as the head of the marketing team for Dr. Patel’s study abroad program in Germany, and it was a very cool experience.
Advice for the next generation of Business Niners: Try not to get discouraged or overwhelmed, especially as a freshman. There are times in college when you may feel extremely stressed and question whether the amount of time and effort that is required will be worth it in the end. I can assure you that it is worth every second and I would not trade the education, experiences, and memories that I have made at this school for anything.
Also, get involved on campus as much as possible. College is such a short time span of your life in the grand scheme of things, so take advantage of it as much as possible. If you are looking to make lifelong friends and expand your network and connections, then I would recommend joining Greek life. If you are seeking like-minded people that have similar interests, then join a club. There are countless opportunities at UNC Charlotte.
This Q&A is part of a series of spotlights featuring Belk College class of 2022 graduates.