Our next Bison Spotlight focuses on Keigan Cox. Keigan is from Taunton, MA and graduating in May 2020 with a degree in Sport Management. On The Hill, he is part of the Sport Management Club, volunteered for the Rob Ninkovich Event, assisted during the Academic Majors Fair and helped out with the first Special Olympics event that was ever held on campus. Outside of school, Keigan loves to go to the driving range to hit golf balls with his dad, brother, and uncle. A fun fact about Keigan is that his girlfriend’s grandmother does not speak English, she speaks Portuguese.
Keigan had an internship with General Dynamics Mission Systems as an Administrative Intern last summer. Keigan assisted the Senior Proposal Manager with constructing the proposal for the Army, Navy, or Air Force for a special program or product they were going to sell. On a normal day, Keigan arrived at work at 8:00 a.m., logged onto his computer and checked his email. He typically had several proposals occurring simultaneously. Around 9:00 a.m., Keigan’s boss informed him of the agenda for the day. Sometimes this consisted of 2-3 meetings to check on the status of group projects and also their own individual assignments. These assignments needed to be completed before the deadline given by the person that bid on the proposal.
Keigan mentioned his favorite thing about his internship was being able to meet different people inside the company. Also, he really enjoyed being able to help out the government, making sure our country is protected with the best equipment his company could provide. In addition, he loved the one-on-one connection with the three people in the office: the person working at the greeter desk, his direct boss and a graphic artist. The close-knit environment provided a personal connection for Keigan to feel very welcome at his internship.
The biggest piece of advice that Keigan mentioned was to “have an open eye with what you want to do in life because [he] was very thankful that [he] got to do this internship with being a Sport Management major”. Being open with his opportunities, he made so many great connections through this company and was heavily involved in projects and assignments. Working for General Dynamics Mission System gave Keigan an understanding of what the government is doing for the Army, Navy and Air Force.
We want to thank Keigan for taking the time to share your experience with us. The CPDC Team wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors!