John Engelman is a senior at Univeristy of Detroit Mercy majoring in accounting. Before he bagan his college career, he spent five years in the United States Marine Corps as a cryptologic linguist. He was trained as a linguist in Spanish and Portuguese in Monterey, California. After language school, he then trained as a signals intelligence operator and eventually deployed to Afghanistan to provide intelligence to ground operations in Helmund Province.
After the military, John worked for a year at his parents' heating and air conditioning company. During that year, he traveled to Colorado to do a winter expedition with Outward Bound. He travelled the coast of California with his cousin for a couple weeks, and biked from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico along the Rocky Mountains for five weeks.
Since beginning college, John has maintained a 4.0 GPA and served as the co-president for the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, and as teasurer of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Financial Professionals Honor Society. He has also been a Division I Fencer for the University of Detroit Mercy for the past two years. Additionally, he has served as a finance intern with Ford Motor Company in the Product Development Center.
In his spare time, John enjoys many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, cycling, rugby, and swimming. He also enjoys writing and traveling.
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