Senior in Civil Engineering
Why did you pick NDSU?
I chose NDSU because I like how the campus is fairly large but still seems like a smaller school. The engineering college also has a very good reputation and tuition seems to be lower than other schools in the area.
Tell me why you chose Civil Engineering...
I chose civil engineering because of how many disciplines it covers. A lot of what we see around us every day has something to do with a civil engineer (buildings, roads, bridges, water/wastewater systems).
What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?
I am currently involved in Engineering Ambassadors and American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation.
How has NDSU prepared you for your future?
The civil engineering department has given me the necessary tools it takes to become an engineer in more than one area of civil engineering. I also landed an internship in the field I would like to go into after graduation after a professor told us about the job opening in class.
What are your future plans?
After graduation, I am planning on going to graduate school to get a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering. Then, I would like to either work for a consulting firm that does work in the water/wastewater industry, or work for a city in their water/wastewater division.
What are your thoughts about Fargo?
Fargo is a nice city with a smaller town feel. I grew up in a small town and didn't want to go to school in a big metro area. It seems like everywhere you go in Fargo, you have a pretty good chance of running into someone you know.
What advice would you give to a prospective student?
Try to get involved with student organizations early, it helps to find out what your interests are and looks great on a resume.
What has been your best memory at NDSU thus far?
Being able to go to Los Angeles for WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) 2011 to participate in the Student Design Competition with a group from the NDSU Chapter of American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation. We took 3rd place and got to do a lot of networking!