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Andrew Riley

What brought you to Auburn and to your major?
I transferred from UAB after playing soccer there for a year. I knew I wanted to focus on academics more than athletics, and Auburn had the best Engineering program in the southeast.

Tell me your story about your path since graduation regarding your career? 
Auburn’s co-op program set me up to be successful by providing an internship with Shell and a co-op with Southern Company. I ended up hiring on fulltime after completing my co-op, and I currently work for Southern Power monitoring their gas turbines, wind turbines, and solar facilities across the United States.

How did your Auburn engineering education prepare you for what you are doing now?
My courses taught me how to think and the fundamental engineering principles.  The courses were also also very challenging and time consuming. The work ethic I learned allowed me to easily transition into a corporate environment and be successful.

What advice would you give students at Auburn? 
Don’t take your time at Auburn for granted. If you’re an entrepreneur, take advantage of the many resources around you to start your company.

What is your favorite Auburn memory or War Eagle moment?
Being a fifth year senior with a minimal class load.