Tiffany Fisher

Chemical Engineering, 2016
Hometown: Moundridge, KS
High School: Moundridge High School
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What’s great about your major?

Chemical engineering offers a variety of opportunities and diverse experiences. I enjoy math, science, and working hard to overcome a challenge – all of which chemical engineering provides. Within the discipline there are opportunities in research, teaching, industry, technology and in medicine. I will always be able to find something I enjoy with my chemical engineering undergraduate education.

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

I chose KU School of Engineering for its breadth of opportunity. After visiting different universities and their schools of engineering I easily and energetically chose the University of Kansas. A bachelor of science in chemical engineering was appealing because the profession would provide the collaboration of science and math along with problem solving and interaction between a variety of people. The opportunities the KU School of Engineering offers challenge students to take initiative and prepare for their future. They offer a variety of scholarships and leadership programs that motivate student engineers to grow as individual, improve their technical and interpersonal skills, and spark the desire in them to want to continue to learn and improve throughout the rest of their lives. The KU School of Engineering has inspired and pushed me to do more than I would have originally expected from myself. This standard of excellence is demonstrated campus wide. KU is a well-rounded school that has enabled me to participate in sports, cultural activities, studying abroad in Italy and traveling Europe for a summer, traveling to developing countries in South America and Africa to provide sustainable solutions to improve lives of hundreds of students and families, and meet friends I will have for life. I am happy that I chose the University of Kansas and am fueled to discover more opportunities the university will create.

What do you want to do after graduation?

I have still not decided what I want to do after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. I would like to go into industry and pursue leadership in my career. My goal is to find a career where I can use my education and experience to improve the world around us.

What do you like most about KU?

My favorite aspects of KU are the opportunities that help support students to do anything they set their mind to and being a part of the Jayhawk Family.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?

Get involved, try something new and reach out to others for help. As a freshman you have the right to get involved with as many clubs, organizations or classes as you want without a commitment. After you have had the chance to sample different opportunities that interest you, then pick and choose which you would like to invest in. If you ever need help with classes, career direction or general life questions do not hesitate to reach out to student leaders or professor at KU. Every Jayhawk is welcoming and loves to help others out. Also, do not be discouraged if you are unsure what you want to do after graduation or what degree you even want to graduate with. While attending KU, it is a great time to discover your true passions, and we have the faculty support to help you.


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