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Featured STL Networking Student for November 2019

Featured STL Networking Student for November 2019

November 22, 2019 in Featured Students / by Christina Johnston

Michael Ashford



My name is Michael Ashford. I grew up in the metro-east region of Illinois. I attended the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE), where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Business Administrations with a specialization in entrepreneurship. I am happily married to my wife for 5 years now. We have two dogs together, Smokey and Bandit. I have worked in various positions ranging from cashier to most recently production planning before coming to Centriq.


Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: From a young age I had an interest in technology. I was always intrigued by how things worked, I would take things apart and put them back together. I transitioned to Centriq after contemplating changing my career for the past year, I heard a commercial on the way home from work and decided to make a change for the better.

Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: My favorite class has been Help Desk Fundamentals because of troubleshooting labs for the PC’s. I enjoy getting to work hands-on with the computer and being able to use problem-solving skills.

Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: I want to find a Career that provides stability for my family and myself and a company culture that I can be proud to be a part of.

Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: I am a huge Chicago Bears fan. I enjoy working and learning about classic cars. My favorite car is the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. I also enjoy playing lots of video games When I am not gaming, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family.