Commencement 2018: Brian Yaceshyn — From Student to Nuclear Engineer
August 16, 2018
Brian Yaceshyn, BSEE '18, has been actively involved with the Student Leadership Institute since his first year at Wentworth. He used his training from the Institute to update some of the programs for New Student Orientation, Wentworth Opening Week, and First Year Seminar. Yaceshyn also worked in the Admissions Office as an admissions ambassador and an admissions ambassador coordinator.
What is your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?
Being able to live in the City of Boston. I am originally from a small town in New Hampshire. Coming to Boston was a big change. I have had an amazing time exploring the city these past four years.
How has Wentworth prepared you for post-graduate life?
Wentworth has prepared me very well for post-grad life. With experience from both the co-op program and the leadership institute, I feel like I will be able to succeed in my field.
What are you planning to do after commencement?
I have accepted a full-time position at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard up in Kittery, Maine, working on the submarines as a nuclear engineer. I’m looking forward to moving up to the Portsmouth area and exploring a new city.
Who is someone at Wentworth that you’ve greatly admired or looked up to?
I greatly admire Carlo Fierimonte (assistant director of admissions events and operations). He has always helped me to get involved within Wentworth, specifically through the admissions office. I could always go to him for any sort of advice. When things got tough, he always saw the positive in the situation and was able to put a smile on everyone’s face.
I also admire all my great friends within Wentworth, a lot of whom I met my first year living in Baker Hall. I never would have thought we all would be so tight with each other. However, here we all are four years later, and I feel like I can always turn to them for anything I need.
What advice would you offer to students entering Wentworth?
I would tell new students to get involved on campus. You will never believe how fast your college career will go by. Reach out, meet new friends, and most importantly, have fun!
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