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Kaitlyn Heinzmann

Computer Science
Class of 2017

Hometown: Doylestown

High School: Central Bucks East

Extracurricular Activities: Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Ambassadors, Association of Women in Computing

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: Rockwell Automation (internship)

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? I have been hoping to come to Penn State since I was 5 years old. When I actually started applying I was considering other schools but none of them provided the same amazing opportunities and high quality education that Penn State is famous for.

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? My best memory is figuring out that I was accepted into Engineering Ambassadors as a freshman. I knew that being a part of this group would be an amazing opportunity and was so excited to be included in such a tight knit group of engineers.

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? Don't give up! The classes are definitely challenging but there are so many resources that can help you through it! Also, don't be afraid to get involved! There are so many clubs on campus that can help you meet a lot of people with similar interests!

What do you plan to do after graduation? I hope to be able to find a job in my field that I can have fun with! I also love the idea of working on projects that will be used and appreciated by a lot of people!

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? Meeting my roommates for the first time was an awesome experience! I was in a supplemental room freshman year and living with 7 other girls so I was a little nervous that we all wouldn't get along. It turns out that we did and they are some of my best friends!