Washington College Magazine

SGA President Follows Passion for Business

April 12, 2013
To say that Andrew Antonio ’12 made good use of his time at Washington College is an understatement.

A business management major with minors in economics and political science, he graduated with departmental honors, and took home the Stanley A. Schottland Business Leadership Award, the W. Dennis Berry ’87 Leadership Award and the Clark-Porter Award. And somehow he managed to find time to serve as SGA president two years in a row. 

Now, he’s an associate product manager at Hach Company in Colorado, where he works on the chemistry product line.  

 “I found Hach Company due to Washington College’s outstanding network of alumni,” says Antonio. “Larry Culp, the CEO of Danaher (the parent company of Hach) is an alum. I met Mr. Culp [vice chair of the Board of Visitors and Governors] through my work with the Student Government Association, and he helped me arrange an interview.”

Soon, Hach offered Antonio an internship. It went so well that he walked away with a job offer. 

As a recent grad, Antonio has a few words of wisdom for current students. (Want a job after commencement? Grab the pen and paper.)

 “Get involved with something outside of the classroom. Whether it be a club, an athletic team, or even just something you’re personally passionate about, give it a try and stick with it,” says Antonio. “That’s what a liberal arts education is all about; pursuing your individual passion. Step outside of your comfort zone if you have to. You never know where it might lead.”

Last modified on Apr. 17th, 2013 at 10:02am by Otto Borden.