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Voices of Wentworth

  • Alumni Story

    Michael Sanchez, Chief of Construction Operations, Shawmut

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      Michael Sanchez, Chief of Construction Operations, Shawmut

      Alumni, Building Construction Technology

      “I truly love construction. The amazing projects we get to build and the satisfaction gained from the end result is unique to our industry. Over the past 25 years, I have been able to put many of the skills I learned at Wentworth to use across the country in a wide variety of different types of building projects.”

  • Alumni Story

    Megan McLaughlin

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      Megan McLaughlin

      Alumni, Construction Management

      "I really enjoyed the ability to have a campus setting while having Boston at your convenience. Having such a small campus community in such a large city made it that much more enjoyable to hang out with friends, explore the city, and overall have a great college experience."

  • Alumni Story

    Hayley Patton

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      Hayley Patton

      Alumni, Biomedical Engineering

      "I created some of my best memories here at Wentworth interacting with a wide variety of students and being able to represent my school on the field. I've been able to problem-solve and apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom to everyday problems. I also learned to utilize my strengths and to always try my best no matter the situation."

  • Co-Op Story

    Greg Lusky

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      Greg Lusky

      Business Management, College of Professional & Continuing Education

      "I've made many new friends, from subcontractors to other general contractors, architects, and teachers. But regardless of what our title was in the business world, (as students) we were all in this together to better ourselves, share our knowledge, and help one another succeed. I found the construction surveying course to be a great challenge and I feel I've achieved a better understanding of that skillset."

  • Alumni Story

    David Gidley

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      David Gidley

      Alumni, Business Management

      "Being a part of a team is an important part of working in today’s world. Wentworth has provided me with great experience in this area of professional interaction. Most of the projects throughout the past four years were project-based group work. This atmosphere prepared me for co-op and work after graduation."

  • Alumni Story

    Adam Paczuski

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      Adam Paczuski

      Alumni, Biomedical Engineering

      "I really improved upon my teamwork ability. Working on projects every semester in a team environment definitely forced me to get adjusted my first two years here. But for the rest of my education here, I think I got a better understanding of how a team is supposed to function."

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    Co-Op Story

    Rachel Keen

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      Rachel Keen

      Alumni, Biomedical Engineering

      I enjoyed making lifelong friends on campus and gaining real-life work experience on co-op. My co-op experience formed the foundation of my career and reassured me that I want to continue working as a biomedical engineer. I learned technical skills like using computer-aided design programs, which are crucial to my career, and refined my leadership skills in various academic and extracurricular settings.

  • Alumni Story

    Rima Abousleiman

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      Master of Architecture

      Coming into Wentworth, I had the ability to conceptualize, but had a lot of trouble translating that into something that was architectural while still being expressive of those original abstract qualities. Through help from faculty and peers, I learned how to use my creativity to my advantage, and articulate my conceptual ideas through architectural form.

  • Alumni Story

    Loan Vu

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      Loan Vu

      Alumni, Master of Technology Management

      What did you enjoy most about your time at Wentworth?

      I did my undergrad at Wentworth and choosing to join the graduate program was an easy one! I knew the quality education I would receive, plus it felt great to have classes with some of my old professors again!

  • Alumni Story

    Gary Johnson

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      Gary Johnson

      Wentworth Alum, Architectural Engineering Technology

      “I really wanted to have a role in shaping the environment, and I had a deep appreciation for building and architecture.”

      Gary Johnson, Architectural Engineering Technology ’72, never thought of himself as a standout student until he came to Wentworth. Now, as a highly accomplished architect with Cambridge Seven Associates, he’s working to help current students find the same encouragement and success that he did.

  • Student Story

    Dario Boyce

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      Master of Architecture

      What is a key skill you learned here?

      The art of networking. I considered myself a quiet and shy person when I started at Wentworth. I’m still reserved, but I have come out of my shell when it comes to networking.

  • Student Story

    Cliff Freeman

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      Computer Information Systems

      “A major key to black future is telling your story, owning your story, learning to tell your story correctly,” Cliff Freeman says. “Whoever is writing the books is writing the stories. I think a lot of the time, black people aren’t writing the books that kids are reading in schools."

  • Co-Op Story

    Kristen Lundebjerg

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      Kristen Lundebjerg

      Mechanical Engineering

      Kristen Lundebjerg worked in the external relations department for NASA in Houston, Texas, helping to shape the type of space-related literature she once saw as a child.

      “It was really cool to see how even non-engineering departments collaborated with the engineering and research departments,” she says. “I’ve had an experience that pushed on another type of skill set.”

  • Student Story

    Samantha Curran

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      Samantha Curran

      Biomedical Engineering

      Sporting a near-perfect GPA, Sam Curran was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the national student-athlete honor society; was the 2014-15 recipient of the Wentworth Bowl, the highest honor a student can receive in recognition of outstanding, overall participation in Wentworth activities; and was also the 2015 recipient of the President's Award for Biomedical Engineering. 

  • Faculty Story

    Nakisa Alborz

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      Nakisa Alborz

      Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering

      Why interdisciplinary engineering is important

      Students need to be dynamic and adapt to changing industry requirements. They need to be able to function differently and cannot work in silos anymore. A degree in interdisciplinary engineering allows them to try different things and gain a varied set of skills for the working world. Collaboration and having a varied skillset are critical in engineering.

  • Co-Op Story

    Townes Gibson

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      Townes Gibson

      Industrial Design

      Townes Gibson, an Industrial Design student, spent his fall semester at LovePop, a Boston-based greeting card company that specializes in three-dimensional imagery that “pops up” as a person opens a card. One of the design challenges in a LovePop card is its level of intricacy. Each laser-cut card contains complex pieces that must display a high level of detail while also folding back into place when the card is closed without damaging the design. “It’s highly engineered,” Gibson says. “And we’ve definitely drawn some inspiration from origami.”