Meet Michael Sullivan – the 2017-2018 recipient of the SAA Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Sullivan is a senior at Oakland University with a 3.75 GPA and majoring in Management Information Systems.
Q) When did you know you wanted to go into the automotive industry?
A) I've always had a connection to the automotive companies of Detroit. My grandfather worked as an engineer at GM, and my father was a Tier-1 supplier for more than 20 years.
Q) What was the first car you owned?
A) 2004 Buick LeSabre
Q) What is your favorite car?
A) 1977 Firebird Trans Am
Q) What do you enjoy most about cars and/or the auto industry?
A) I enjoy the history of the auto industry, specifically the impact of the Big Three on Detroit.
Q) What do you hope to do after college?
A) I hope to find a job in either data analysis or IT after college. My dream job would be to be a System Administrator.