Student Spotlight: Filip Bednarz

Filip Bednarz

Filip Bednarz
Major: Manufacturing

Filip Bednarz has always been interested in the manufacturing process and how you make anything.

“We see products in stores, like iPhones, computers, car parts – the list is endless. I’m interested to know how to make these products and how much work goes into making them,” he said.

Bednarz heard about College of DuPage, and friends who had attended encouraged him to enroll. So be began taking classes in the Manufacturing program.

“It’s been a journey for me, working full time and going to COD four days a week. But COD has been there all the way with me, helping me and even helping me get a position in a company that I can have a career in,” he said.

Bednarz earned his Associate in Applied Science degree and graduated with high honors. He is currently working for Bison Gear & Engineering and plans to continue his education with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

“There are so many opportunities out there in the manufacturing sector, and I want to be as skilled and qualified as I possibly can,” he said. “As long as you put the effort into learning, you are in good hands at COD. The Manufacturing department is putting a lot of money into new equipment that will give you a great learning experience and help you in your career.

“I want to come back to COD and get started on another degree in the future. Really, I would love to continue my education for as long as possible.”

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