As a nontraditional student at Drexel, I have made the most of my second college experience and Drexel has exceeded my expectations. I became president of Drexel’s chapter of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for the 2015–2016 school year and had wonderful support from the chemical engineering department, where I am enrolled.
I began my AIChE journey on the local professional board through the recommendation of my manager at my second co-op, where I was a process engineer. Through this group, professionally and at the collegiate level, I have enjoyed organizing K-12 events, events with other clubs and universities, tours of plants and breweries, résumé reviews and the first annual corporate dinner.
My success at Drexel is a direct effect of the academic opportunities and co-op positions. Three different positions as a laboratory technician, process engineer, and validation consultant have helped shaped my interests and future.
At Drexel, I have had the pleasure of working in research and attending countless office hours. Both have provided me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and make the most of my time at Drexel. Teachers assistants’ efforts and professors’ open-door policies have been a welcoming part of each semester, which made Drexel stand out from other universities. My success at Drexel is a direct effect of the academic opportunities and co-op positions. Three different positions as a laboratory technician, process engineer, and validation consultant have helped shaped my interests and future. Through my co-ops and efforts to connect to new companies through AIChE, I have had the good fortune to learn about job openings early on.
With graduation on the horizon, I am proud to have accepted a job with FMC corporation in their Engineering Development Program. This and my future endeavors were made possible not only from my hard work but the opportunities and support I have received from Drexel University and, more specifically, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.
See the new department video here, https://vimeo.com/191223544. I am very proud to be part of such a great department with excellent professors and advisors!