What was your major at UNH and when did you graduate?
I received my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the Spring of 2007.
What was your favorite thing about your major’s program?
My favorite part about the mechanical engineering program was how close I was with the professors. The small class sizes and hands-on labs ensured each instructor knew me by name, and not by a number. Throughout my time at UNH, I was able to build relationships with the professors and learn from their experiences in the industry.
How did UNH prepare you for life after college?
UNH’s hands-on approach has enabled me to begin my career with the necessary tools required to be successful in the engineering industry. The Tagliatela College of Engineering did an exceptional job of promoting team projects that developed my time management, budgeting, and leadership skills.
What are your favorite memories about UNH?
Some of my favorite memories of UNH were often outside of the classroom. Programs such as Alternative Spring Break, the President’s Public Service Fellowship, and being a resident assistant (RA) helped me give back to the community and develop a sense of pride in the university.
What would you change about your experience at UNH if anything?
When I was a student, UNH did not have an extensive study abroad program, as it does now. I would have been interested in studying abroad because I believe that stepping outside your comfort zone to complete your education shows an ability to adapt to your surroundings and builds character.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Take advantage of UNH’s internship opportunities and participate in extracurricular activities that will help you develop and explore the values that are important to you. Whatever you end up doing, take advantage of all that the University of New Haven has to offer!