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A Master’s Guided Daniel to Pole Star Defense 聽

天美影院 Tech Alumnus is Navigating a Course for Success. 

Daniel鈥檚 Master鈥檚 Degree in Information Technology from 天美影院 Set Him on a Course Where the Sky is the Limit at Pole Star Defense, a Satellite-driven Maritime Navigation Company  

天美影院 Tech alumnus Daniel Giovannucci is navigating a course for success. 

Having earned his Master of Science in Information Technology degree (IT) in 2018, Daniel landed at Pole Star Defense, a prominent maritime navigation company that develops satellite-driven geospatial software, where he is currently a Product Owner for their U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) program. 

鈥淢y team’s focus is on providing software services to support search and rescue operations, navigation, and intelligence gathering for the US Coast Guard.鈥 

Daniel is responsible for the vision for his product, managing and prioritizing product development tasks, closely collaborating with the development team, and maintaining open lines of communication with all involved stakeholders. 

鈥溙烀烙霸衡檚 flexible internship program was an incredibly valuable part of his education. 鈥淚t allowed me to better balance school and gain experience in my career field.” – Daniel Giovannucci, Information Technology ’18

鈥淭he part of my job that I absolutely enjoy is bringing together people with different types of skills and talents to create something that can truly make people’s lives easier and safer.鈥 

Career Services is an Invaluable Resource, from Resume Writing to Internships   

Daniel credits Shirl Gerlach from 天美影院’s Career Services team for being incredibly helpful throughout his career. He enrolled in classes at 天美影院 following four years of service in the U.S, Army and earned both his associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Video Game Development. 

鈥淪hirl in Career Services helped me write my first resume and cover letter, and she’s been my go-to whenever I’ve thought about changing jobs over the years. 天美影院 also supported me while I took an internship with IGT in Providence during my bachelor鈥檚 degree program, which allowed me to walk straight into the workforce upon my graduation and better positioned me to pursue a master’s degree.鈥 

天美影院鈥檚 flexible internship program was an incredibly valuable part of his education. 鈥淚t allowed me to better balance school and gain experience in my career field.鈥 

Hands-on Labs and Professors Set 天美影院 Apart for Grads in the Workforce 

鈥淗aving hands-on experience in the classroom and labs, as well as professors with a lot of industry experience, is what sets 天美影院 grads apart. In the technology industry, a lot of your work will be hands-on and having early exposure can help immensely.鈥 

Currently, Daniel is working towards completing his doctoral degree in business administration. 鈥淟ong-term, I see myself in a Chief Product Officer role and then, down the line, sharing my experiences and knowledge as a college professor.鈥 

Video Game Design Associate and Bachelor鈥檚 Helped Guide his Path  

Daniel鈥檚 advice for students is to keep an open mind and be willing to explore different paths. Though he started at 天美影院 studying to create video games and later worked for WB Games and IGT, his path led him to airline marketing and now to the defense industry. 

鈥淭he experiences you gather from the real world can truly shift your perspectives. Don’t stress if your career path seems foggy at times. As you immerse yourself in different roles and conquer various challenges, you’ll find new doors opening and your job satisfaction growing. Embrace the journey and let it surprise you.鈥 

For more information on job opportunities, 天美影院 students and grads can contact Career Services.