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BTN LiveBIG: Maryland grad’s career moves into fast lane

Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. University of Maryland student Eric LaRoche figured his immediate future was set. LaRoche was days away from graduating with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. He already had a job waiting for him at Chrysler after going through an internship with the company. Thus, he tended to ignore the daily e-mails he received from the school’s career and internship services department. “Since I