Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015
- Aresty Research - Energy Harvesting with Hybrid Inflatable Structures
- Theta Tau - Community Service chair
- Co-op Johnson & Johnson
- Hobbies: Snowboarding, Playing Drums, Working on car/motorcycle
Met my best friends in college and learned the value of collaborating with peers/colleagues. I enjoyed the vast amount of opportunities to learn at Rutgers both inside and outside the classroom since Rutgers has many opportunities to join clubs and organizations.
How AIS Program had benefited you
Learning I had received the Alumni-Industry Scholarship was life changing. The generosity inspired by Robert Beardsley, the founder of the AIS program is astounding. I not only received a financial award but also had access to a network of successful Rutgers Alumni. I was invited to networking events and had the pleasure of meeting with many successful Rutgers School of Engineering Alumni. Additionally, I also gained a peer group of fellow Alumni-Industry Scholars which allowed me to gain new friends and learn more about their experiences/internships.
Motivation to give back to Rutgers
Remembering how much the AIS program changed my life made me start giving back to the program as soon as possible. Robert Beardsley's generous donations not only financially but through mentorship was invaluable and I hope to be able to mentor/support future alumni industry scholars.
Inspiration/Quotes for current students
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." - Henry Ford.
Additionally, studying and understanding course material is a must for college education but don't forget to also focus on skills that can be learned during college outside the classroom such as soft skills, networking, job seeking, leadership, time management, effective communication, problem solving, and innovating.
I hope to continue to grow in my current career at Accenture. I work on SAP data management for global enterprises and have enjoyed working with talented driven colleagues. I hope to be a mentor to future Alumni-Industry Scholars.
Hopes for the AlS Program
"I hope that the AIS program will continue to grow in the following ways:
- As more and more AIS alumni graduate, I hope there is an even larger network of mentors for current AIS
- I would like to gain a larger network of companies that prioritize providing internships to current AIS
- I hope the AIS program inspires a larger revolution of "Rutgers helping Rutgers" mentality. The goal is to have a Rutgers Engineering School that has all alumni finding ways to give back to current students."