MCCC Is Essential Stepping Stone for
Brian Fraze's Career in IT
issues in the complex world of systems engineering and information
technology, Brian Fraze is part of a team that provides cutting-edge
solutions to U.S. government customers. As a strategic sourcing
analyst for QinetiQ North America in McLean, Va., Fraze works with
program managers, engineers and technologists to help address challenges
in national defense, homeland security and information access.
Fraze thrives on keeping his fingers at the pulse of innovation.
At QinetiQ North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of QinetiQ,
one of the world's leading defense technology and security companies,
he interacts daily with QinetiQ management and key personnel whose
clients include defense and intelligence customers as well as those
in NASA and other civil agencies.
back on his days at MCCC in the mid-1990s, where he studied business
and liberal arts, Fraze credits the college for giving him the academic
jump start he needed to strengthen his critical thinking skills
and overall zest for achievement.
was a great stepping stone for my success," said Fraze, who earned
35 credits at Mercer before transferring to the University of Maryland
in 1997, where he pursued a dual major in History, and Government and
Politics. "Mercer made me appreciate the importance of getting a
good education and it helped me get on track academically. I particularly
recommend Mercer to anyone who is not ready to leap into a four-year college
or university right out of high school."
Fraze's career proceeded on course as he landed positions of increasing
responsibility in the field of technology consulting in the Washington,
D.C., area. "The D.C. area is a great place to work," said the
West Windsor Plainsboro High School graduate. "So much action takes
place here since this is the center of the federal government. With stiff
competition for jobs, I have the extra motivation to constantly improve
myself." Fraze said that this was a pattern set at Mercer, where
he learned to push himself further than he thought he could go.
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