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Managing Creative Minds

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Mike Wells ’93 grew up thinking he’d attend Purdue and become an engineer. But after completing his Wabash education, he now finds himself managing engineers for Intel in Portland, Oregon.

"Engineers make great engineers," he says. "They make really poor project managers. You’re in a room with 600 valedictorians and they really have creative minds. My job is to help manage and track the projects, steer the engineers, and help the project finish on time and on budget."

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