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Charles Ogbogu
Charles Ogbogu
Computer Science

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Future Plans: Work as a Software Engineer while playing soccer professionally

Charles Ogbogu says he enjoys the “moderate class sizes and personalized learning experience” at the University of Illinois Springfield. He plays on the UIS men’s soccer team and is a member of the Capital Honors Program and African Students Association. He is also a student assistant for the UIS Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. This past summer, he interned at Google in California where he served as a software engineer on a technical project alongside a team of interns and full-time Googlers. “In addition to the scholarship I received, I chose UIS because of its closely-knitted community and highly-connected campus,” he said. Following graduation, he plans to work as a Software Engineer, while playing soccer professionally.

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