David Rudemiller ‘1998 knew he wanted to work in a corporate environment, so after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the Mount, he obtained a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Today, he is a compensation manager and notes that one of his major challenges in his career is assessing the psychology of an organization. “I have to learn what motivates employees, what satisfies them, engages them. I do the research and put plans into action based on my findings,” he says.
Luckily, Rudemiller’s classes at the Mount prepared him for graduate school. His work entails advanced statistics and data analysis, all of which he learned through his classes during undergrad.
“Pay attention in your research design and Senior Thesis classes, because out in the real world, you really do use what you learn,” says Rudemiller.