Jasmine

Track:
Biomaterials

Hometown:
Barnegat, NJ

Class standing:
Senior

About me:
I am a senior in the BME department with a concentration in biomaterials/tissue engineering and a pre-dental track. I am also in the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC). I am active on campus as President of the Pre-Dental Society, Project Dental All, and Honors Biomedical Engineering Society. I am also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. I also work for the ADHC as the new student leadership specialist to help create the foundation for the upcoming Center for Leadership and Professional Development. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, painting, playing volleyball and working out. I also enjoy going out to NYC and Hoboken with friends since it’s so close by!

Why I chose to attend NJIT:
The BME department at NJIT is very reputable and created a friendly, open environment unlike any other university I visited. NJIT also has a history in my family with 6 graduates from a range of bachelor's and master's degrees.

What I like best about NJIT:
The BME department is one of my favorite things about NJIT because the environment has created a small family, especially within my graduating class. A lot of my classmates are my closest friends. Everyone is very supportive and helpful, which eases the many stresses that come along with the challenges of studying engineering. Due to the small size of the school it gives many students the opportunity to develop and grow as leaders too. My other favorite part of NJIT is being able to get involved on campus and actually make changes and have a voice.

My goals for after I graduate:
After graduating in Spring 2015, I will be matriculating to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. I am also looking to pursue a master’s dual degree program at UPenn in bioengineering or business administration. As of now, I am interested in specializing in orthodontics or pediatric dentistry.

My advice to prospective students interested in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT:
Since the curriculum is strict and requires so many credits, as a freshman you are taking full loads of course work unlike many other majors. Therefore, you definitely have to be mentally prepared to work hard from day one. However, this should not scare you away from BME. There are countless resources, faculty, and students that are willing to guide you along the way if you have any questions or concerns. I could not be happier with my decision to pursue BME. It is certainly one of the most rewarding majors and played a huge role in my uniqueness as a candidate when applying to dental school.

Ask me about BME@NJIT!