HOW DID ROSE-HULMAN PREPARE YOU FOR WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
I graduated with skills and knowledge that could immediately be put to use and were valuable to an employer (stormwater modeling, drafting, technical writing, etc), but I also gained confidence in my ability to solve problems and be resourceful for whatever new challenge came my way. Rose also did a great job teaching life skills such as professionalism, ethics, entrepreneurial vision, financial planning, career goals, and networking, through speaker forums and weaving into the curriculum.
WHAT PROFESSOR MADE THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOU WHILE AT ROSE?
Dr. Houghtalen fueled my passion for surface water hydrology and hydraulics and also cared deeply about me as a person, held me accountable, and set a high expectation for the quality of my work that I've carried with me into my professional career.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE/LASTING MEMORY FROM ROSE?
When the school president (Dr. Hulbert and dog, Barkley) would come to support a Rose sports or club event and spend time genuinely engaging and interacting with the students.
WHAT'S THE NERDIEST THING YOU DO THESE DAYS?
Making my family pull over on road trips to check out unique storm drain features.
WHAT'S THE BEST-KEPT SECRET AT ROSE?
You have direct access to your professors and staff. That and the great sense of security on campus.
ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS AT ROSE
Take advantage of all the resources you have available to you as a student, the machine shops, Sports and Recreation Center, alumni network, various clubs, and professors who truly care. Never again will you have such easy access to these valuable benefits!
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