you chose Pitt
When I was deciding where to go to
college, I considered a wide range of schools. My options included small
liberal arts colleges and large public universities, and different aspects of
each school appealed to me. At Pitt, I felt that I could have the best of both
worlds. While visiting and talking with Swanson students, I saw that I would be
joining a close-knit but diverse community. In addition, there are so many
opportunities and activities to explore on an urban campus that isn’t overly
large. I knew that if I chose Pitt, I couldn’t go wrong.
to First Year Engineering Student:
As a freshman, it’s easy to become
overwhelmed during the transition to college. You’ll be meeting so many new
people, taking challenging courses, figuring out the campus- I think it’s important to pace yourself.
Don’t stress out if you have trouble keeping up, ask for help because Pitt’s
staff and faculty are always willing to lend a helping hand or give advice.
Remember that everyone around you is struggling with the same challenges; you
are not alone.
involvement and or Future Goals:
My freshman year, I participated in
undergraduate research and had the opportunity to design a cryogenic cooling
system for treating steels. I also wrote for The Pitt News.
I plan to participate in co-op and study
abroad. I’m working towards a Spanish minor, so I would love to study abroad in
a Spanish-speaking country. After I graduate, I hope to attend law school.