Testimonials

Submitted by: Lexi Kloeppel

Why did you join the Engineering Village?

“I joined the village because coming from a county whose entire population isn’t even a fifth of the enrollment at State, I knew that I wanted to be able to find the small, personalized feel of my hometown with all of the professional and academic opportunities that are available at State, and the Engineering Village was the perfect resource for me to do so. ”

Would you recommend Engineering Village to incoming students? Why or why not?

“I would absolutely recommend the Engineering Village to any engineering student! Getting to live and work with students who share similar interests, and especially who take similar classes, has been an invaluable resource because there’s no better person to reach out to when you need help than the students and mentors around you who are going through the same classes and experiences.”

Describe your best village moment.

“My best moment with the village thus far, and I’m sure there will be more, actually didn’t take place on campus at the village but with all best friends, I’ve made. A group of my friends, who were all members of the village, headed out to a cabin and spent the weekend hiking, swimming, hanging out, and just enjoying taking a break together. And as much fun as we had relaxing, we were also all ready to work through the homework we had while we were there, and I think that’s what the village is all about: connecting with the right people so that you not only enjoy your college experience but also have a network to support you as you’re working through your academics. ”

Anything else you would like to add to your experience?

“I know a lot of people may be concerned that living with people who are all engineering majors they won’t get to meet and interact with different personality types. In my experience, though, there is nothing farther from the truth because with eighteen different engineering majors, a variety of backgrounds, and different on-campus involvements, students in the engineering village are a diverse group who are united by their major but unique in every other way.”

Submitted by: Marzanne DeLapp de Anaya

Why did you join the Engineering Village?

“I’m an out-of-state student and I believed that joining a Village full of people with similar interests and classes would help me during my first year of college.”

Would you recommend Engineering Village to incoming students? Why or why not?

“I would definitely recommend the Engineering Village to incoming students because it’s a community of dedicated and intelligent engineers, and provides engineering students with opportunities to excel in academics they may not have had otherwise.”

Describe your best village moment.

“My best Village moment was definitely Broomball. Not only did I go with a whole bunch of my friends from the Village, but I got to meet and strengthen my connections with other people in the Village and have tons of fun.”

Anything else you would like to add to your experience?

“I know a lot of people may be concerned that living with people who are all engineering majors they won’t get to meet and interact with different personality types. In my experience, though, there is nothing farther from the truth because with eighteen different engineering majors, a variety of backgrounds, and different on-campus involvements, students in the engineering village are a diverse group who are united by their major but unique in every other way.”

Submitted by: Alyssa Williams

Why did you join the Engineering Village?

“It sounded like the best way to be involved in college relative to my intended major.”

Would you recommend Engineering Village to incoming students? Why or why not?

“Yes. It’s a great way to connect with other future engineers.”

Describe your best village moment.

“Working on our solar powered shack for Shack-A-Thon.”