Student Spotlight: Taylor Anderson
Taylor Anderson transferred to UNL in August 2011.
“UNL is the only university in the state of Nebraska that offers a Mechanical Engineering degree.”
Taylor was also a recipient of the Transfer Regent Scholarship.
“I found the transfer process very easy. The administrators at the community college I transferred from did a very good job of setting up the curriculum for engineering students so that as many courses as possible would transfer from my previous college.”
Ms. Lori Straatmann, Administrative Manager, College of Engineering handled many of the day-to-day questions and issues arising with transferring credit into UNL. She does a very good job answers questions and making the transfer students feel welcome to UNL. She gives good guidance to students as to whether they are taking the classes they need and whether they are on track to meet their goals.
Taylor currently works for the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department as a Teaching Assistant.
My GPA was high enough during my first semester at UNL that I was able to join the Tau Sigma Honor Society, and honor society for transfer students with a high GPA.
I found a summer internship at Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. in Columbus NE at the career fair at UNL in the spring of 2012. I was later hired as a part-time process engineer at Vishay in the same location. This will become a full-time job when I graduate in May 2013.
“The best advice I could give to a freshman or transfer student as to why they should look at UNL is that UNL offers a path to nearly every academic or career goal. Some students, like me, want to get a degree and come back to their hometown to work. Others want study abroad opportunities that will open international doors of career possibilities. Still others want to pursue a graduate degree after they have completed their undergraduate work. UNL offers the path and the support needed to reach these goals as well as many more.”