Why you chose Pitt:
In high school, I knew that I wanted
to study engineering in college but was not sure of the discipline and needed
some time to explore all the options before I was locked into a specific
program. Pitt’s undecided first-year engineering curriculum was a major reason
why I ultimately decided to come here. Aside from academics, Pittsburgh has a
small school feel within a very cool city. The school itself has such a fun
atmosphere with tons of school spirit. I fell in love with Pitt and the city
the first time I visited.
Advice to a First-Year Engineering Student:
freshman year, do not be intimidated by the adjustment. Keep your head up and
figure things out one step at a time. Before you know it, you will feel right
at home. Engineering comes with a big workload, but that does not mean there
isn’t time to learn other things, so join clubs, check out different
activities, and explore the city. Schedule time outside of your classes to do
things you love and it will make your experience a lot more stress-free and enjoyable.
Extracurricular involvement and Future Goals:
I am a
brother in Theta Tau, a co-ed professional fraternity for engineers, and am a
member of the Animal Lovers Club. I also play intramural volleyball, soccer,
and frisbee. I plan to participate in the international program before I
graduate and want to complete a co-op. In the future, I want to go into product
development and work in either biomechanics or medical product design.