Student Experience – Mark Sickinger – Project Management (PM)

Mark SickingerMark Sickinger was born and raised in San Diego and presently resides in Rancho Peñasquitos. He is currently employed by iTECH and works in the program management department where his job brought him to the College of Extended Studies, and more specifically the Project Management program.

The highlight of the program for Sickinger has been the takeaway information. “I have learned and taken special notice of things that pertain to my company’s goals. I now have the tools and knowledge to successfully manage any type of project.”

Regarding his project management classmates, he says, “I took the in-class course because I wanted to get the most from this program and being face-to-face definitely has its advantages. For example, you interact with so many people with different backgrounds and experience levels. All with personal project management stories that are shared, so everyone can take those experiences and lessons learned with them into careers.”

Sickinger’s long-term goal is to take what he learns from this program and integrate the project management best practices into his company. In his words, the program is needed “to learn what project management is all about and prepare for the PMI exam.”