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Irewole
One’s life is only developed when one improves in all projected aspects of life, not just one or two. Illinois Tech serves opportunities like a buffet, and I want to get the most of each and every... read more
Omar Alhaj Ibrahim
My short-term goals include graduating from Illinois Tech with an honors bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in pre-medical studies, while focusing on the track of medical imaging... read more
In terms of academics, I hope to maintain a 4.0 GPA, conduct undergraduate research at Illinois Tech, and take opportunities to present and publicize my research. I also want to be able to... read more
Kaylynn Barker
I would like to be a high school educator in a biology-related subject, work as a biologist for the state or national park service, or work as a curator for a zoo or aquarium in the city. I want to... read more
"My short term goals are to graduate with honors from Illinois Tech in the spring with my degree in Electrical Engineering, move to Texas to start working at NASA Johnson Space Center in the summer... read more
Austin Boos
I plan to pursue a sub-specialty in sports medicine and eventually make some valuable contribution(s) to my field, specifically in the area of nutrition, as it relates to athletic performance and... read more
With the network, experience, and leadership gained from my involvement around campus, in addition to my architectural studies, I want to travel the world and work for an international firm.... read more
Sheree Emmanuel
I hope to obtain an internship at a firm that will allow me to learn, grow, and develop my experience in my field. I also will strive to make and maintain meaningful connections and relationships... read more
In the near future, I hope to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher at Illinois Tech and properly balance extracurricular activities, homework, and time spent with friends and family. The past year, I have... read more
Elliot Hilgert
I will continue to work with different firms until I am ready to begin my own firm handling design, general contracting, and onsite construction. Ultimately, I will tie all my goals together as a... read more
Jonathan Hui
To be successful as a student means more than earning good grades. I challenge myself to be an active learner. I will follow my curiosity and allow it to carry my exploration past the boundaries of... read more
Bader Jarai
As a future leader, I have a goal to participate in the growth and development of my country. I strongly believe that we, as future leaders and professionals, can make a huge impact on our... read more
Sonia Kamdar
Maintain good grades. Improve collaboration between different student organizations. Develop an improved work ethic. Discover something beneficial to society through research. Get into medical school... read more
Cara Karter
Join a nonprofit board. Obtain a professional-working proficiency in Spanish. Help advance the perception of and increase enrollment in Lewis College of Human Sciences. Earn a master’s degree in... read more
Robert Ludwig
I will continue working toward my undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics, working hard and gaining the knowledge available to me in my time at Illinois Tech. I plan to extend my work in the... read more
Academically, my short term goal is to maintain my GPA and stay motivated for my last year of my undergraduate education. My goal is to maintain a balance between classes, research and work but also... read more
I am currently doing a software internship in a local bank and I want to finish my internship with learning a lot about the .NET framework for C# and learning more about the software industry in... read more
James Mwakichako
I look forward to going back to Kenya and starting an insurance company that offers affordable health premiums to low-income citizens in the whole of Africa. I am convinced that a healthy nation is a... read more
Heather Nelson
Before I graduate from Illinois Tech, I plan on participating in at least one startup, getting the Makers Society to a point where the reigns could be passed on to another student, and having... read more
Cady Rodney
I am currently doing research within the Department of Biological Sciences, and hopefully I will continue to gain great lab experience that will prepare me to work in the science field. After... read more
Isabelle Romero
I plan to get a master’s and/or Ph.D. in psychology and work with companies with international partners to help them communicate efficiently and effectively. I want to continue helping people and my... read more
Yusra
It is crucial, in my opinion, to partake in student organizations because I believe that this will make my undergraduate career more meaningful and memorable and I will also gain leadership skills by... read more
Growing in knowledge in the architectural field, specifically exploring with digital design methods that could have a strong impact in the architectural design process. Building relationships within... read more
I have many short term goals that I wish to address for my next couple of years. The first and most important is to maintain a high GPA for my undergraduate years at IIT. Within this goal I want... read more
Hamze "Leo" Sukkar
Coming to the United States, I understood the significance of balancing my college life between academics and extracurricular activities. In the short term, my goals are mainly based around academic... read more
Anoopa Sundararajan
Balancing academic achievements with extracurricular involvement is currently my biggest focus. Illinois Tech has a lot more to offer than the classes we take, but those experiences are purely... read more
Amy Zasadzinski
I want to finally find my purpose in the world, be able to find a way to use my talents to consistently benefit others, and find my true happiness. I also want to be able to do the splits, a back... read more
My short term goals for this academic year are to graduate from IIT with a bachelor's degree in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and continue pursuing my love of science and education by taking... read more