Andrews Thomas

Andrews, Thomas

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Wexford, PA

Why did you choose Pitt?

I chose Pitt in the midst of a pandemic, which meant I had to take a logical approach rather than a feeling about a college. Pitt was close to home, so in the case of an emergency, I could be home quickly. Also, the engineering program offered at Pitt was well-known for an effective, hands-on approach to learning which was important to me in an engineering curriculum. Last, the Catholic Newman club in the Oakland area was the perfect community I was seeking to continue my growth in my faith while at college.

Advice for First-Year Engineering Students

Make time for yourself. First year classes are no joke, and you will feel bogged down sometimes. As long as you are working as hard as you can to do well in your classes, make time to spend time with your friends and/or family. Everything in moderation makes for a healthy life at college.

Extracurricular Involvement and Other Campus Jobs

I am a member of the Catholic Newman club, a member of ASME (American society of mechanical engineers), and a member of the Fratican: a Catholic men's living community.

Plans for the Future

I plan to work a co-op after my sophomore year, and I hope to end up in the field of robotics in some capacity.