When I started my freshman year at the University of Connecticut, I took the same prerequisites all engineers must take. UConn offers a unique program titled Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM). This program caught my eye because of the offered dual degree in engineering and business upon graduation.
In addition to the engineering courses I would take (thermodynamics, applied mechanics, and manufacturing automation), this program also exposes its students to the business side of engineering (finance, accounting, management, and business law). This implementation of business creates another avenue to gain experience. I have had some experience working with a local engineer, but my business experience is lacking. Luckily for me, Donna reached out to me about attending the 2017 Eastern States Exposition (EASTEC).