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Berkeley College Graduate Grows IT Management Career While Providing for Family
Amit Ray was in his late 30s when he attended Berkeley College, and had to balance commitments to a full-time job, a growing family, and his education at the same time. The one thing that kept him motivated through it all was his desire to provide his family a better life.
“My father had wanted to do a lot for us when I was growing up,” Mr. Ray said. “He worked hard in an effort to do so, but opportunities for him in India at that time were few and far between. So it was always important to me to accomplish great things for my family when I was given the chance.”
Interested in pursuing a business career in information technology management, Mr. Ray began taking classes through Berkeley College Online® and in Woodland Park, NJ, earning an A.A.S. in E-Business in 2002 and a B.S. in Management in 2013. A resident of North Brunswick, NJ, he credits the skills and knowledge he obtained from his professors and management courses at Berkeley College with helping him combine technical savviness with business insight, something he feels gives him an edge in the information technology management field. “Learning the entire business is the key to progressing in any career, not just IT,” he said.
Mr. Ray has held various information technology management roles at healthcare and pharmaceutical companies like Quest Diagnostics and Allergan. In August 2016, he began working at EMD Millipore, a division of Merck KGaA, in Branchburg, NJ, as the Head of IT End User Services – East/West. He is also currently working toward his M.B.A. in Management Information Systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology, expecting to graduate in 2017.