Ali Self

Architectural Engineering, 2017
Hometown: Andover, KS
High School: Andover Central High School
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What’s great about your major?

What’s great about my major is that it encompasses all of my interests. It allows me to think critically to solve problems, but it also requires me to be creative and innovative. These qualities are what drew me to Architectural Engineering.

Why was the KU School of Engineering the right choice for you?

When I visited the School of Engineering, I knew immediately that it was a place filled with people willing to help you and wanting you to succeed. This has held true during my time here at KU. No matter what the problem or situation, there is always someone there to help and encourage you along the way.

What do you want to do after graduation?

After graduation, I plan on perusing a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering. I then hope to work in an architecture firm.

What do you like most about KU?

What I love most about KU is the sense of community and pride. I am proud to call myself a Jayhawk and be a part of all the great history and traditions of KU. No matter where you go, KU is something that stays with you and ties people together.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?

My best advice would be to get involved early! You should find what interests you and join a club or organization to learn more about it. You will not only be exposed to some awesome experiences, but you will also be given the opportunity to meet some great people that can help you along the way. You will only regret the opportunities you don’t take.  


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