Alexander Day ’12
Program Manager at RTneuro
Economics Major, Art Studio Minor
"I am currently the program manager at an early-stage wearable tech venture called RTneuro. We are building a biometric monitoring device that is a more robust version of the known activity trackers on the market (Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Nike Fuelband, etc.). I am the second full-time employee and was approached by the CEO with the opportunity to join him during one of my SEAWear Meetups (Meetup.com/SEAWear), which is an interest group I started in Seattle for wearable tech and biohacking enthusiasts. We've already received some decent press for it as well. For students, delve into your deepest curiosities, even if it is only a few hours a week. Sometimes it creates valuable, full-time opportunities."
Key milestones since graduation?
"I emailed some pretty obscure people for job opportunities, advice, and further contacts. I got weird with it, but in a good way, and met a lot of people who are pretty interesting. However, at the end of the day I got my job at Amazon through a faceless online resume drop with an average GPA, SAT score, and no real ‘big name’ internships. Do things that leave you eager to share your knowledge and experience with others. Go to your major department and ask what cool projects are available for your input. You'd be surprised how little you need to know to do something significant, and those CC experiences may be all you need to prove your passion and value to a ‘dream’ future employer.'"
"Solving problems that make people's lives easier; working everyday like it's a passionate, meaningful hobby; and participating in philanthropic efforts to make technology more accessible to everyone."
Benefits of your CC experience?
"Good companies are usually project based and want you to remain dedicated to deep, thoughtful immersion in any task. That right there is what we do at CC everyday from 9 to noon and beyond."