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Apoorva Mathur

Industrial Engineering
Class of 2018

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA

High School: Liberty High School

Extracurricular Activities: The Globe, Engineering Ambassadors, Institue of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: Malini Foundation(Fall 2015-Spring 2016), General Motors(Summer 2016), Human Factors Lab

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? Penn State has more school spirit than any other school I have ever seen, and when I came on campus and saw the amount of excitement the students had for what they were doing, I was hooked! I knew I had to come here, everyone was so passionate and upbeat about their time here at Penn State.

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? It's hard to pick just one memory, but I would have to say my engineering trip abroad to Singapore is definitely one of the best memories I have of being an engineering student. I had so much fun learning about engineering design and meeting new people while experiencing a new country!

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? This is your time to explore, so take as many opportunities as you want, because each new experience teaches you something new about yourself.

What do you plan to do after graduation? After graduation, I plan on working in the automotive or aerospace industry as an industrial engineer.

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? The best experience I've had outside of engineering has been being part of the national indian fusion dance competition here on campus. I got to work with some amazing people on campus to put together Infusion weekend. This is when several indian dance fusion teams from across the country come together to compete for a bid to the national competition. It was such an amazing experience and it was great to meet people from other schools in the process.