If thereís one thing that Iíve learned since I entered NJIT, itís that itís okay to change your mind about your career. I started at NJIT as a Chem Engineer. Now I have a computer consulting and software development company specializing in the Year 2000 problem.
The Chem Eng Co-op program helped me to find exactly what I wanted to do. The Co-op Director decided that I might be a good fit for Exxon and signed me up for an interview. Exxon hadnít even been on the original list of companies that would accept co-op students.
During my co-op, I worked as a contact engineer on the refinery units. I began my full-time career in Exxon Chemicals technical computing area where Chemical Engineering and Computer Science merge. My Exxon career lasted for 8 years. After receiving my Masters in Computer Science from NJIT in 1988, I started Hendela System Consultants. Itís been quite a career.