I chose to transfer to the University of New Haven for three reasons: the resources that are offered for my career field, the well-recognized programs, and the many activities existing on campus. Every year, the Career Development Center puts on a career fair just for the College of Engineering. It really gives me the opportunity to network with different employers and find out what they are looking for.
What was the hardest part about making the transition from high school to the University of New Haven?
The hardest part of transitioning from high school to the University of New Haven was that I had to adjust to the workload. In high school, that’s the time you see your friends and it’s limited each day, and when you get home you focus on school work. At the University of New Haven, you make so many friends. You live near them, go to class with them, eat with them, and study with them. The toughest thing about transitioning to college is knowing that there is a time and place for everything and sticking to it.
What do you like most about the University of New Haven?
In my opinion, the greatest feature of the University of New Haven is the amount of the activities that are offered for students. From club sports to educational clubs and organizations, the University of New Haven offers tons of opportunities for students to interact socially and explore different career options.
What extracurricular clubs and organizations are you involved in?
Currently, I am member of the Black Student Union, a game development club called, Supernova, and I recently joined the bowling club. Supernova started last summer when one of my friends decided to create a club where we could create our own video games. Although the club is mainly made up of computer science students, we invite everyone who shares our passion for playing and creating video games.
What are your plans for the future?
After graduating from the University of New Haven, I plan to get my master’s in Cyber Forensics and become a Security Software Developer. As I get deeper into my studies here at this University, I get a better understanding of where I would like to be. When I was a freshman, I knew that I would want to do something in the technology field. As a Security Software Developer, I would develop security software that includes tools for monitoring, traffic analysis, intrusion detection, anti-virus software, and more. I would also integrate and implement security into applications software.
What is your favorite University of New Haven tradition?
My favorite University of New Haven traditions are Midnight Madness and Welcome Week. I like Midnight Madness because it’s a showcase of our basketball team. The atmosphere is great and the school is pumped up for the upcoming season. They also have mini-games for students to participate in for prizes. Also, I like Welcome Week because it helps students adjust to the University and sets a good tone for the academic year. It’s a week of games in the quad, events during the day, and concludes with a block party. My favorite part of Welcome Week is the block party because there’s music, games, cotton candy, popcorn, and prizes.
What do you feel you are getting out of your major?
I feel that my major is training me for the work force. All of my professors are excellent and have been where I want to go. The personal experiences that my professors have had and that some are still having, brings something unique to the classroom. It adds credibility and helps train me for possible adversities I could face in the work force.
Do you have any advice for students and their families interested in the University of New Haven?
My advice to students and their families interested in the University of New Haven is to come visit. This University has taught me to never judge a book by its cover. In order to have the full college experience, you must have an open mind to new opportunities and experiences. Even after enrollment and throughout life, continue to have an open mind.