Savannah

Track:
Biomaterials

Hometown:
Millstone, NJ

Class standing:
Senior

About me:
As someone who always likes to be busy, I am interested and involved in many things. Last semester, I studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In addition, I am an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar. On top of taking classes to fulfill my BME major and Applied Math minor, you’ll find me running around to various clubs and meetings, volunteering at tables and events, and taking advantage of all NJIT has to offer. I am a member of a National Sorority, am active in Engineers Without Borders, and work in an office on campus, as well as other clubs and societies.

Why I chose to attend NJIT:
NJIT runs in my family, my father attended and he urged me to visit. After I took the tour, and learned more about NJIT, it seemed like the best fit for me. There are many scholarship opportunities, whether from Athletics, Honors, or work study programs which makes the education a great value. I felt (and still feel), that the smaller campus and student body allowed for more attention from professors and opportunities to advance my career. I also liked that there was a good chance at finding a job post-graduation, something that many other schools could not boast.

What I like best about NJIT:
My favorite part about NJIT is that even though it is a smaller campus and has a smaller student body, for the most part, I still have all the opportunities as a larger school. Research is still available, as are almost every club imaginable. Friends are easy to make in the smaller classes, and great relationships can be forged with professors because they get the chance to know you on a personal level. Especially in the BME department, faculty and administration are friendly and helpful and always trying to give you the best they can.

My goals for after I graduate:
After graduation, I plan to earn a Master of Science in BME. After that, I hope to work in Quality Control in a Research and Development department working with tissue scaffolds.

My advice to prospective students interested in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT:
Prospective students should be aware of the challenges ahead, but not allow themselves to be discouraged. Some of the earlier classes seem unrelated to BME, but be aware they come back and a solid foundation will significantly help toward the end of your college career. It will be difficult but it will be worth it in the end.

Another important realization is that college is what you make it. It is now completely on you to look for the things that you want. If you look for opportunities, friends, clubs, and pursue your own interests, you’ll find anything you want.