Michael Rose '03, Associate Director of Ground Vehicles Robotics for Army Futures Command, returned home to Catholic Central on Tuesday, January 31 to share his career journey with students interested in engineering. The talk was part of the Career Conferences series sponsored by the Counseling and Advancement Offices.
During his presentation, Rose emphasized the importance of cultivating a deep faith and strong character: "Do the best you can in the work you're in. Approach things with humility and grace, and that will shine much brighter than any attempt to climb a ladder." He also encouraged students to believe in themselves, saying, "Never underestimate your ability to excel in something."
Rose shared insights into his work, which involves developing logistics convoys, subterranean exploration, and simultaneous location and mapping technologies. He also coached students on the significance of soft skills and the need to care for those around them, emphasizing the importance of expanding one's awareness outside of their technical domain.
Rose, who holds a bachelor's and master's degree, has worked at the Pentagon and is now a civilian employee directly serving the US Government. He credits his experiences at Catholic Central, including his participation in science olympiad and leadership roles in student organizations, to his success.
Detroit Catholic Central High School is proud to have alumni like Mr. Rose who are making a difference in the world and inspiring future generations.
The Catholic Central Career Conference series brings alumni to campus to speak to sophomore and junior students interested in particular career paths. The alumni share valuable insights about their profession, their story, and recommendations to students seeking a career in a similar field. There are career conferences on medicine, business/entrepreneurship, finance, engineering, law/law enforcement, marketing, and journalism. If you are a student interested in attending a career conference, please contact your counselor.