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Engineering Graduate Lands Dream Job

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Even before graduating from Baker’ s elite 3+2 engineering program, Elliott Harvey was ready to enter the professional world with a splash. Literally.

Harvey, who received two diplomas in May, a Bachelor of Science from Baker and an engineering degree from the University of Kansas, was offered a full-time job in April designing water slides at Splashtacular Inc.

Splashtacular Inc. has designed more than 3,000 waterslides on its custom 3D software that uses the industry’s most advanced technology—a dream company for any aspiring engineer.

“I worked at Splashtacular as an intern during college and had a great experience,” Harvey said. “It was a no-brainer for me when I was offered the position a few months ago.”

A firm believer in Baker’s liberal arts education, Harvey believes the interpersonal skills he developed during his time in Baldwin City was—in addition to his knack for hydraulic calculations and structural analysis—what helped land him a position at the most prominent aquatic entertainment company in the United States.

“You hear all the time about Baker’s small class sizes,” Harvey said. “But it’s actually about a lot more than that. It’s about the relationships you develop with the faculty. I was offered so much more individual help at Baker during my first three years than any of my friends who spent their undergraduate years at big schools.”

Baker’s preengineering program has articulation agreements with the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Washington University in St. Louis, which is one of the top 10 engineering institutions in the nation. Professor of Physics Ran Sivron said his associates from those colleague schools consistently provide him with glowing reviews of his students, indicating that scholars such as Harvey, who impress industry leaders, are hardly a rarity at Baker University.

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