David Delemar, who graduates from Georgia State University with honors, chose a health informatics major after considering two very different options – nursing and economics.
Family influences helped him solidify his career choice, but Delemar always knew that Georgia State was his future.
“Georgia State was my number one school since my freshman year of high school,” he said. “What drew me to Georgia State was the inclusiveness and plethora of opportunity.”
“Georgia State is one of the few schools where I feel that there is something for everybody, and anybody can fit right in,” he added.
The cum laude graduate receives his bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree after four years of classes and three valuable internships – one at an analytics consulting firm and two others at health IT companies. This summer, Delemar takes a position at Cerner, a U.S.-based, international health IT company, as an academy consultant.
The academy provides recent graduates and early career professionals extensive training to learn more about Cerner’s solutions and develop the tools to be a successful consultant. Delemar will be tested and matched with a Cerner team based on the company’s needs and the employee’s interests. He expects to work with clients to design and customize their new or updated systems.
Delemar’s life won’t be all work, though. He hopes to continue his passion for basketball, honed at the Georgia State Recreation Center.
“Before college, I never really had immediate or consistent access to a basketball court or gym,” he said. “By going to the gym frequently, I made friends and cultivated relationships with people who share common interests in sports and academics.”
Delemar is pleased he chose health informatics for a career after discovering the array opportunities in the field.
“There’s so many different areas of health IT to go into, and I know that if one area isn’t a good fit, I can move into another space and be just as impactful.”