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Yaqun Zhang

Industrial Engineering
Class of 2018

Hometown: Inner Mongolia, China

High School: State College Area High School

Extracurricular Activities: THON, Engineering Ambassador, Tennis, Music

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: Co-Op with Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain Jan.-Jul. 2016

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? Penn State has the first Industrail Engineering Department in the world!

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? My best memory as an engineering student happened in Introduction to Engineering Design 100 class when I was a freshmen. My teammates and I designed a intergrated car parts for Delphi. It felt sureal to work on a real-world design project and see how engineers can change the world.

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? Find a balance between academic curriculum and extracurricular activities that fits you! Achieving academic success and enjoying college life are equally important.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I hope to work for an international engineering/consulting company that allows me to work on various challenging projects and travel around the world at the same time.

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? Going to football games with friends and cheering for Penn State has to be my best experience outside of engineering at Penn State.