Student Spotlight: Akinkunmi Oke

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have our spotlight on the Witty, funny, God-fearing, and inspiring......(Loud Drum rolls).....

Akinkunmi Oke

Nick name


Hometown, Country

 Ibadan, Nigeria


Georgia Institute of Technology

Current Program, level, year in school

 Mechanical Engineering, Senior, Fourth Year

Tell us a little about yourself/ what’s unique about you?

 I'm a young man with Christ, big dreams and aspirations. Jollof rice is bae (Nigerian of I believe everything is possible with prayer and hard work. I'm a die-hard CHELSEA FAN. It's hard for me to admit this as a Nigerian; but I’m bad at FIFA .

Why did you choose your school? 

  To get the best education I could possibly get in my field and for the exposure to great opportunities after college.

What internships/jobs have you done? 

Currently, a Mechanical Engineering intern, with Cummins Inc.

What is/are the highlight (s) of your student life? 

1. The ability to finally use some of the things I learn in the real world.
2. The relationships I have been able to build with various people in school; mentors, peers, and mentees alike.

What do you plan to do after your degree?

 I plan to work in the engineering industry in automation of energy.  By God’s grace, I also plan to do my MBA in the future.

What advice do you have for students and young people? 

Networking is key; always surround yourself with people with similar goals and mind set as you. Have a good relationship with as many professors in your field as possible.

What three things do you carry with you all the time? 

Keys, Phone, and Wallet.

I've been around so many people, but Kumi definitely leaves an impression.  I hope he left an impression on you too. Don't forget to comment and share on your social media platforms.

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