Success Stories

Nicholas Stamatakis (A&S ’14, ENGR ’14)

BA in Music | BS in Industrial Engineering

Business Systems Analyst
BNY Mellon

“The music degree has been very beneficial to my career. It has broadened my problem-solving capabilities by allowing me to be more comfortable with ambiguity and nuance, which is a good balance to the linear, logical progression of ideas taught in engineering. Studying a STEM field will improve your quantitative analytical abilities and introduce you to the technologies that power the world. But as long as humans are at the nodes of these technological systems, the ability to work well with others, handle uncertainty, practice good time management, and appreciate the diversity of others’ experiences is far more important for success as an entrepreneur or employee.”