Hitting it out of the Park
Seniors Joe Otto and Chris Kramedas, teammates on the Shoremen baseball team, have already figured out their post-season plans in the work force.
Joe Otto has always had a love for numbers, so it made sense that the standout outfielder took an interest in a career in business. The Middletown, Delaware native fell in love with the discipline soon after arriving on campus; he credits his professors, Lansing Williams and Hui-Ju Tsai, for inspiring him along the way.
In fact, Otto was inducted into the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and the International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration during his undergraduate tenure. He managed to parlay last summer’s internship with JP Morgan Chase & Co. into a position with the organization. Otto is scheduled to move to Plano, Texas, in July to launch his professional career.
“Washington College has been the perfect place to be a student-athlete because academics takes precedence,” Otto says. “I always had permission from my coach [Cory Beddick] to miss a practice if baseball was going to interfere with my studies.”
Chris Kramedas was offered a position as a marketing associate with GraySquare in Philadelphia, beginning this June. The Hockessin, Delaware native arrived on campus with the notion of becoming a physical therapist, but developed an interest in marketing under the guidance of Professor Joseph Bauer. Marketing and sales internships with Maplezone Sports Institute in Pennsylvania and The Chemours Company in Wilmington, Delaware gave him the confidence and the experience he needed to land that first job. Chris’s advice for students is to keep an open mind about potential careers because you never know what field may be of most interest.