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Antonio Alonso
Fairfax, VA
4th year, Computer Engineering, Minor in Computer Science

Internships/Co-Ops/Professional/Student Organizations

I am a part of the Student Alumni Associates (SAA), Auto-Drive Design Team, and interned at LinkedIn this past summer

Advice for incoming freshman:

My biggest piece of advice that I would give would be to take advantage of all of the opportunities available. The major email listserv's are extremely underrated and contain tons of research and job postings.

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Colby Rosser
Virginia Beach, VA
3rd year, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Internships/Co-Ops/Professional/Student Organizations

Chi Alpha, IISE, CEED, Interned at STIHL 

Advice for incoming freshman:

College is so much fun and so transformative so don't rush by it by keeping your head in a book 24/7 but join some clubs get out and just have fun on a balanced schedule of course!

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Emily Muldowney
Winchester, VA
4th year, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Internships/Co-Ops/Professional/Student Organizations

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Over the past year, I have had multiple internships at Volvo trucks in Dublin, VA. I started as a Quality Engineer Intern in the summer of 2021 and from January 2022-August 2022 I worked as a Manufacturing Engineer Intern. 

Advice for incoming freshman:

My advice for incoming freshman is to take advantage of all the opportunities VT has to offer and not to be afraid to take risks! It's important to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. You never know what you will enjoy!

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Emily Rogers
Mars, PA
4th year, Biomedical Engineering

Internships/Co-Ops/Professional/Student Organizations

President of the Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Society, College of Engineering Dean's Team, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Ambassador. I haven't had any internships or co-ops, but have been more focused on Undergraduate Research as a part of the Wang Orthopedic Mechanobiology Lab for the past 3 summers!

Advice for incoming freshman:

Get involved early! It is just as important to know what you don't want to do as it is to know what you do want to do. Try some clubs and design teams-- it's okay if they end up not being the right fit! 

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Kelli Carpenter
Vienna, VA
4th year, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Internships/Co-Ops/Professional/Student Organizations

Member of IISE, Alpha Pi Mu (honor society for ISE). 

I have been working as an industrial engineering co-op at Tindall Corporation in Spartanburg, SC for 3 semesters. 

Advice for incoming freshman:

Don't be afraid to branch out an explore all that campus has to offer. Now is the best time to try new things and meet new people!

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Max Sasaki
Arlington, VA
4th year, Civil Engineering

Internships/Co-Ops/Professional/Student Organizations

College Mentors for Kids
Phi Delta Theta - Internal Philanthropy
Cagley & Associates Structural Engineer Intern

Advice for incoming freshman:

TRY NEW THINGS! Tech offers so many opportunities to get involved in new activates. Keep your mind open and step out of your comfort zone; you'll never know where it will take you! 

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