Noah Felicioni graduated from GVSU in 2014 with a BS in mathematics and computer science minor. He is currently employed as a software developer with Trendway Corporation. In his position, Noah writes and maintains computer programs that help employees effectively do their jobs.
Noah values the problem solving skills he developed as a mathematics major. He feels that this helped him develop his ability to ask insightful questions. “Asking these questions can spark ideas for changes and improvements, and any growing business is always looking for new improvements.” He also believes that studying mathematics helps him in communicating with a diverse group of people. The technical writing skills he learned in his mathematics courses gave him “the tools to write these difficult technical details in a way such that a person without in depth technical knowledge can also follow and understand my idea.”
When asked which courses have been most helpful, Noah’s response was unambiguous: “Any course where I was required to write proofs [was] very helpful when trying to clearly express technical ideas and plans in my job. These proofs gave me the tools to write these difficult technical details in a way such that a person without in depth technical knowledge can also follow and understand my idea.”
To both mathematics majors and students considering a mathematics major, Noah suggests they take on a minor or even another major, particularly one that is geared towards the field they wish to work in.