Nora

Track:
Biomechanics/Pre-health

Hometown:
Elmwood Park, NJ

Class standing:
Sophomore

About me:
I am a second year student at NJIT, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am a member of the Pre-Health Society and the Muslim Student Association, and secretary of the Biomedical Engineering Society. I am also a writer for the Honor's College magazine, The Technology Observer. I'm a part of CORE lab here at NJIT where I work on arm supports for individuals with DMD. In my free time I love to spend time with my family or hang out with my friends on campus. I also love Broadway Musicals (which NJIT sells discounted tickets for!).

Why I chose NJIT?
I wanted a university that could provide me with hands-on experience in Biomedical Engineering and a  small campus that I could feel comfortable in. At NJIT I found both of those personal requirements and more.

What I like best about NJIT:
My favorite part of NJIT is the sense of community and family vibe that I get going to school everyday. When I first started, I thought I wouldn't be able to adjust to how classes are run in college and the general atmosphere of it all, but the upperclassmen were extremely helpful and supportive. I was surprised to find that there were so many faculty who are solely there to make sure the students are on track and are making the most out of their college experience.

My goals after graduation:
With a lot of hard work, I intend to go to Medical School, as well as focus on rehabilitation and medical devices.

Advice for Future Students
I think one of the most important things that have helped me adjust and stay on track with my studies was reaching out to the upperclassmen and the advisors available to me to ask about coursework. Don't be afraid to ask for help, and most importantly don't be too lazy.