I first met Mr. Odom my freshman year of college where he informed me of the importance of using co-ops and internships to supplement my college education. I worked varied semesters from 2005 to 2006, and I firmly believe that without the experience gained, I would not have gotten a job immediately after graduating and I would not be working for such a prestigious company now. All of this started, however, because of the help I received from Mr. Odom. He gave me advice not only on how to grow professionally and educationally, but Mr. Odom gave me advice on how to grow personally. Without his advice, candor, and encouragement I would not be where I am today, and I know that Mr. Odom played a significant part in that.