A Seamless Transfer

Dan Steiner on the job at Ingeteam

A Seamless Transfer

A transfer agreement between FVTC and MSOE positioned Dan Steiner for success

| By: Daley-Hinkens, Carmelyn M

Dan Steiner remembers well the sage advice a teacher once gave him. 

“A high school teacher suggested I had four choices for my future: get a job, go to a two-year school, a four-year school or join the military,” Dan shares. “When you’re 18 years old and unsure what you want to do, his advice made it easier to sort things out.” 

Watching his father run a small electrical business, Dan enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program. Once he started, he learned the college had a transfer agreement with Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).

“I liked that I immediately had options. I could finish at Fox Valley Tech in two years and get a good-paying job,” Dan explains. “Or I could continue for my bachelor’s degree. I was in a great position.” 

After graduating with an associate degree, Dan went on to MSOE where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He still lives in Milwaukee and is a project manager at Ingeteam, a global company that makes variable frequency drives for electric motors.

In hindsight, Dan’s grateful for his teacher’s advice and the educational path he chose. 

“I wasn’t ready for a four-year school, so I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start,” Dan says. “My instructors made sure I took the correct classes and had the resources I needed to make a seamless transfer to MSOE.”

"I received a quality, yet affordable education at FVTC.
And the transfer option created a great opportunity without a huge sacrifice."

Dan Steiner