From Campus Dining to Aerospace, Vetland Makes Most of Opportunity
Emma Vetland has worked diligently to earn her successes. The material sciences and engineering major is chronicled in Penn State News for her hard-earned path through life and academia.
Straying from a family tradition, the senior at University Park took a liking to polymers instead of focusing on a career as a tug boat operator, being the first of her family to attend college.
"I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I decided to attend a school that had a lot of options that were all good," said Vetland to Penn State News.
One of the options Vetland chose, however, she credits as being a major factor in her success - working for Campus Dining.
The culinary team leader worked her way through the ranks at Pollock Dining Commons to earn a position overseeing 38 staff members. Once in the position, Vetland used her academic knowledge to increase staff efficiency, merging operational teams.
Before taking to a career manufacturing airplanes, Vetland continues in her position with Campus Dining, overseeing day-to-day operations as well as staff scheduling and training.
More on Emma Vetland's story can be found through Penn State News - news.psu.edu.