College of Arts and Sciences

Alumni Voices

Here's what Computer Science and Mathematics alumni have to say about their experience at Arcadia.

“A true education isn’t the long list of facts that individuals accumulate over the years. It’s their ability to learn that which they value the most.

As an Actuarial Science major, I was learning primarily how to apply mathematics in financial reality. After two intense classes in pure math and economics, I was inspired to extend myself in the direction of academic research in both areas. My experiences helped me obtain my current position as a junior catastrophe analyst at Towers Watson’s Reinsurance Division. Though it differs a little from the field of actuarial science, I have thoroughly enjoyed both the work and the environment.”

Haoshu Li

“A true education isn’t the long list of facts that individuals accumulate over the years. It’s their ability to learn that which they value the most.

As an Actuarial Science major, I was learning primarily how to apply mathematics in financial reality. After two intense classes in pure math and economics, I was inspired to extend myself in the direction of academic research in both areas. My experiences helped me obtain my current position as a junior catastrophe analyst at Towers Watson’s Reinsurance Division. Though it differs a little from the field of actuarial science, I have thoroughly enjoyed both the work and the environment.”

“Before coming to Arcadia, I became interested in mathematicians’ ideas surrounding infinity, and that was what really drew me into this department. 

Professor Ortiz works on the concept of infinity, and we began to meet one-on-one outside of class. He would help instruct me, even though I had not even taken a class with him yet. The professors are very supportive of me exploring various questions. This made me feel like I had very personal connections on campus.

I’m getting the chance to really explore independent research, which is rewarding and sets me up so that after school, I can initiate my own projects rather than needing someone else to lead me all the way.”

Matt Getzen

“Before coming to Arcadia, I became interested in mathematicians’ ideas surrounding infinity, and that was what really drew me into this department. 

Professor Ortiz works on the concept of infinity, and we began to meet one-on-one outside of class. He would help instruct me, even though I had not even taken a class with him yet. The professors are very supportive of me exploring various questions. This made me feel like I had very personal connections on campus.

I’m getting the chance to really explore independent research, which is rewarding and sets me up so that after school, I can initiate my own projects rather than needing someone else to lead me all the way.”

“I just like problem-solving and that’s really one of the main aspects of computer science; it really just let me explore my different interests.

Video game development really interests me; we have a class in that here that really delves into not just the technical side but also creativity, which is something I value. It allowed me to use my programming skills with my love of gaming and creativity all in one.”

Daniel Kless

“I just like problem-solving and that’s really one of the main aspects of computer science; it really just let me explore my different interests.

Video game development really interests me; we have a class in that here that really delves into not just the technical side but also creativity, which is something I value. It allowed me to use my programming skills with my love of gaming and creativity all in one.”