Megan Teahan

Computer Science, 2016
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas
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What’s great about your major?

Computer Science is create because you can create something out of almost nothing. After writing some code, you could create a website or a mobile application to call your own. You could code something completely of your own ideas and design and it only takes a computer and an idea. And there is so much information out there that you can find and use to help make your ideas or programs a reality.

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

KU School of Engineering was the right choice for me because KU has always been a big part of my family. When looking around at other schools’ programs, KU’s stood out. It was one of the schools who offers Computer Science as a part of their engineering program. It also offered me great opportunities to be a part of, like the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows program. The opportunities to be involved, to meet engineers from industry, and to develop as a young professional still prove time and time again that KU School of Engineering was the right choice for me.

What do you want to do after graduation?

After graduation, I would like to become a Graphics Engineer and develop modeling and animation software to be used in the entertainment industry for films, video games, and more.

What do you like most about KU?

I think I enjoy the community at KU the most. I’ve been heavily involved throughout my last few years here at KU. I’ve come to enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I love the possibility to be involved and being a part of something bigger than myself: being a Jayhawk.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?

I think my first piece of advice for freshmen is to get involved. KU can seem really big when transitioning from high school, so it’s great to find a niche and build a small community to be a part of by becoming involved in student organizations. It is a great way to make friends, pursue passions, and find your place here at KU. My second piece of advice would be to pursue passions. Don’t let yourself just be defined by your major. If you are an engineering major who likes art, take an art class! Pursue your interests and make yourself well rounded!


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