This month’s spotlight, Anthony ’13, is currently pursuing his Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hostos Community College.
What has been your most challenging experience as a college student so far?
The most challenging experience I have faced so far as a college student is taking college level chemistry. As the semester started, I knew it was going to be a hard course. The material was very tough and the class went at a very fast pace. I wasn’t sure I was going to do well in the first semester and I was going into it with a negative mindset. However, knowing it was a class that was required for my major, and knowing it was within my ability to do well, I stepped up my game second semester. I started preparing during the winter break with a tutor so that I could be ahead of the game. It has been about a month since this semester started, and I can honestly say that I am learning way more than I did last semester. This experience has taught me that when you take the time to study, you’ll have a much higher chance of success.
As you start thinking about entering the professional world – what do you see yourself doing?
I am studying to become a mechanical engineer because I want to develop products and technology that will improve society and the lives of others. Although I am not sure which branch of mechanical engineering I would like to pursue, I would like to get experience through internships in the field that are hands-on. I’m interested in exploring the fields of automotive engineering or robotics.