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Women Forward in Technology Scholarship

September 27, 2017

Women Forward in Technology Scholarship

As I sat at my desk job this summer, as a student assistant at the University at Buffalo, I received an email from the Society of Women Engineers at Northeastern. I skimmed the usual event updates, and stopped to read about the upcoming deadline for the Women Forward in Technology scholarship. The essay topic for the scholarship was on inspiring female leaders in technology. Normally, I would have jumped at this opportunity-- but the deadline was just six days away and required a letter of recommendation. By the time my lunch break came around, I was still thinking about the scholarship, so I decided to spend my lunch writing my essay submission. Talking about women who inspire me is something I could do all day, so it wasn’t a challenge to write about the talented and inspiring Co-Founder of Women 2.0, Angie Chang. I emailed Professor Jennifer Love, my professor for Cornerstone of Engineering, and asked her if there was any chance she could write me a letter of recommendation in under six days. Despite my ridiculously short time frame, in just two days, my letter of recommendation had been submitted. About a month later, I received the exciting news that I had been awarded one of sixteen scholarships.

This encounter is very representative of my time at Northeastern, specifically in the College of Engineering. No matter the constraints of a project or idea, someone is always willing to go out of their way to help you. Whether it be a faculty member, TA, or even just a classmate, the resources are endless. The College of Engineering goes beyond lectures and labs, and has given me a network of support, guiding me through my first year of college, and challenging me to be the best student I can be.

Now, I am able to pass that support along to students through my job at the First Year Engineering Learning Center. Having spent countless hours there during my freshman year, it is so rewarding to be able to work there as a tutor. Every time I see a student’s excitement when their C++ program finally works, I know that I have chosen the right college.

 

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September 27, 2017 10:45 am