Drake Smalley

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, ‘17
Senior Process Engineer, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Drake transferred to The University of Akron by way of Sacramento, CA. He was drawn to the Northeast Ohio university “because of the esteemed co-op program, affordable tuition and the university accepting almost all of my transfer credits.” Drake credits his participation in UA’s Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) program and the National Society for Black Engineers to his success as an engineering student.

“I couldn’t have felt more prepared for full-time employment upon graduation from The University of Akron. I left UA with a wealth of technical and leadership experience, a network of talented peers in a variety of industries and offers from top companies in the medical technology industry.”