August 19, 2010

Student Profile: Anthony Guihan

Electronic Engineering Technology

What did you enjoy most about your program?

The professors. Without a good professor you probably aren't going to learn a whole lot, so being able to go to class, learn something, and enjoy it made my Wentworth experience that much more positive. I liked that they would joke every once in a while to keep you entertained while still managing to squeeze five pages of notes into a 50 minute lecture. Also, I felt completely comfortable going up and asking a question, whether in lecture or lab, and knowing that I probably wouldn't be given a direct answer but rather a push in the right direction towards the right answer. That allowed me to greatly increase my problem solving skills while also really learning the material being covered.

What was your most memorable college experience (both inside and outside of the classroom)?

Inside the classroom...would definitely be seeing my senior design project function properly after working on it for two semesters. My group built a line-following robot so seeing it zip around the course and follow the line was so satisfying. It made me use a lot of the skills I had learned throughout my Wentworth career and made me feel that I was ready to enter the workforce.

Outside the classroom...would have to be just living in Boston. It is such an awesome city to have the college experience in. There are so many other college students that live in the city that makes it such a fun place to be. Not to mention you are in an awesome sports city!

What is the most important thing you learned at Wentworth - what's your biggest takeaway?

Lab experience. I can't say enough how important the hands on experience I got from Wentworth's labs was for me to find a job. You learn certain topics in the classroom, which may or may not apply directly to the career you choose, but the problem solving skills acquired from working in the labs is a skill used across all job types.

What are your future plans?

I was lucky enough to get a job with the company I did my second co-op with. The company is called Listen Inc., and I now work there full time as the manufacturing supervisor. To get a salary job in this economy proves the value of a quality education.

What is your reaction to graduating from college?

I am so excited to move on with the next chapter in my life, but it still feels like I am on a co-op or something, which will probably fade as time goes on. Overall I am just so happy. I was able to graduate with a bachelor's degree, get a full time job in my field of study right after I graduated, and find an apartment in the city, so what more could you ask for?

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