Commencement 2018: Bachar Al Hady Reflects on Influential Faculty

August 15, 2018

A student poses on steps

Bachar Al Hady, BSME’18, has served several leadership positions on campus, from President of Wentworth Student Government to assistant director of Wentworth Internet Radio + Entertainment (WIRE). Al Hady also founded the Lebanese Club to foster Lebanese and Middle Eastern culture at the Institute, served as a resident assistant in Baker Hall, and tutored at the Center for Academic Excellence.

What is your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?

The tight-knit community. Everybody knows each other! Also, there's this amazing sense of belonging that one develops across the years. Once a Leopard, always a Leopard!

How has Wentworth prepared you for post-graduate life?

I would say the co-op program has prepared me greatly for post-graduate life. The co-op program, simply put, is what sets Wentworth apart. Being able to go out in the industry and get hands-on experience has been really valuable to me. The co-op program has made me realize what kind of career I'd like to have once I am done with my studies. The former wouldn't have been possible had I attended a different college.

What are you planning to do after commencement?

I am really excited to share that I will be pursuing a Master's in Engineering Management (MEM) at Dartmouth College.

Who is someone at Wentworth that you’ve greatly admired or looked up to?

I've met many great people during my time at Wentworth, people that have shaped the man I am today. One person, however, that stands out for me is Professor Haifa El-Sadi. Professor El-Sadi has taught me a great deal about mechanical engineering, but she has also taught me a great deal about life. Her door is always open to students in need of help. I've taken eight classes with Professor El-Sadi and I can tell you that she is one of the most dedicated individuals I've met. Also, the way she engages her class is unparalleled.

What advice would you offer to students entering Wentworth?

My advice to incoming Wentworth students would be to utilize all the great on-campus resources. Your time here at Wentworth is what you make of it! Don't be afraid to reach out to faculty and staff if you need help. Step out of your comfort zone and get involved with a student organization that interests you. Get to know your classmates and forge life-lasting relationships and connections. But, most importantly, study well and work hard!

--Samuel Kim

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