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Jersey City, NJ
My name is Mohammed Elassa and I am an Albert Dormans Honors College student. I am a member of Honors Student Council, BioMedical Engineering Society, and a commuter. I am also involved with Urban Scholar.
Why I chose NJIT:
I chose NJIT for its strong reputation as an engineering school and its low student-to-faculty ratio, which allows for professors to get to know students individually. The scholarship I was offered by the Honors College was another factor for choosing NJIT.
What I like best about NJIT:
NJIT has a small campus that allows you to really get to know the students you are in class with. There are many different clubs for any interests or hobbies you might have. As a commuter, parking is very important to me and NJIT has many parking accommodations that are located at reasonable distances from classes. There are also many opportunities and activities that allow for commuting students to be involved on campus.
My goals for after I graduate:
After I graduate, my goal is to attend Medical School. I hope to eventually become a practicing Physician in my hometown of Jersey City.
My advice to prospective students interested in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT:
NJIT will challenge you and Biomedical Engineering will challenge you even further. Although the major is difficult, it is very possible to perform well. From upperclassmen to professors, there are many people willing to help you through the courses. Reach out to upperclassmen and professors if you need any help. Get involved on campus as well as in the department as early as you can. Starting early will help you learn what exactly it is, that you are interested in.
Ask me about BME@NJIT!