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Day in the life: Senior does more than just study

10:08 AM  Apr 12th, 2013
by Kerry Lange '15

A typical day as a University of Dayton student doesn’t always take place on campus.

Senior Sean Fickert, a mechanical engineering major concentrating in technology, works as a contractor at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base throughout the day and attends class in the late afternoons.

Fickert got his start at WPAFB in May 2012 as a paid intern and has since been promoted to a contractor position and works five days a week.

A typical day for Fickert is usually a long one. Fickert gets up at 6:30 a.m. to make the 20-minute drive to the base, where he spends most of his day working on the computer with special programs to construct 3-D drawings. The drawings are usually models of aircrafts or parts for the International Space Station.

Fickert spends a good amount of time at the base before returning to UD to attend engineering classes at 4:30 p.m. After a long day of work and classes, he returns to his house on Fairgrounds to have dinner and do some homework. In the free time he does have, Fickert hits the ice as a member of the UD Club hockey team.

 

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