"I've always loved cars," says Texan Andrew Oyedji, a junior in UC's industrial management program. But it took his experience at UC to show Andrew how far cars could take him. He is uniting his passion for industrial design with his strong business-mindedness, a combination which has taken him into two co-op stints at Toyota. At UC Andrew learned he could make a dream career out of something he loved.
Now considering graduate school, Andrew hopes to someday be involved with Mercedez Benz. He wants to work for luxury, high-end cars, a future for which his co-ops and managerial study are well preparing him.
Andrew’s studies have been well supported by the resources he has found at UC: a Darwin Turner Scholarship; the African American Cultural and Research Center, which is his "favorite place on campus"; and the Kolodzik Business Scholars Program, which enabled him to study at Brussels, Antwerp and Paris.
And when he's not busy at work, Andrew socializes with his fraternity brothers at Alpha Phi Alpha and relaxes at Newport on the Levy. At UC, Andrew says, "I'm exactly where I need to be."