Mary Rossi, Thyssen
I graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a concentration in Accounting. My first real job was working as an accountant at Thyssen Steel in Oak Park, MI. Computers were around at this time, but they were rarely used, so we tracked steel inventory by hand on massive ledgers. I spent hours using a mechanical pencil to record ID numbers for pieces of steel. Mary taught me how to make sure the information I recorded was correct. This might sound like an odd skill, but it was a skill that served me for the rest of my life. Whenever I need to proofread numbers, I remember how she taught me to do the work. Thanks, Mary!