Professional Practice Yields Career Opportunity for Senior Richard delos Reyes

3/15/2013

Senior Richard delos Reyes completed three cooperative education (co-op) assignments during his Stevens career. He worked at L’Oreal as a Process Engineer, optimizing manufacturing times of various products; and twice at Movado Group, Inc. as SAP Production Support & Business Analyst.

Driven on all fronts, delos Reyes will graduate in May with a B.E.  in Engineering Management, an M.E. in Systems Engineering and three graduate certificates: Logistics & Supply Chain Analysis; Systems & Supportability Engineering; and Business Intelligence & Analytics.

After his two co-op terms at Movado, he was approached about a full-time opportunity with the organization. He knew he wanted to continue learning and felt Movado provided many avenues for growth. He is currently working part-time until graduation, when he will officially join Movado as a SAP Business Systems Analyst, specifically for the custom after-sales service functions and programs developed within SAP. He credits his Stevens experience with helping prepare him for this opportunity.

“Stevens gave me the skillset needed to stand out while working at Movado, which caught the attention of the CIO,” delos Reyes says. “The Engineering Management program gave me a better understanding of process analysis and management, while the Systems Engineering program gave me a different perspective in analyzing products and processes.”

As a student, delos Reyes has participated in many clubs, and even co-founded one: the Stevens Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE). He says his standout experience was taking part in the Summer Research Institute, hosted by one of Stevens’ National Centers of Excellence, the Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce. Participants were tasked with modeling the effects of a dirty bomb attack anywhere in the New York Harbor, and Richard worked on modeling the economic impact of such an attack. He calls it “an eye-opening experience”.

In the future, delos Reyes would like to pursue IT/Business Systems consulting as well as a higher degree, but he is keeping an open mind and views the world as his oyster. He is grateful to Stevens for the “many, many opportunities for internships, co-ops and research, as well as extracurricular activities” it provides.

“Taking advantage of as many of those opportunities as possible will help bolster resumes and give students a better chance of landing great job opportunities.”