There are so many reasons why I love Georgia Southern. For one, it has allowed me to branch out and join a variety of organizations, such as Southern Leaders, Service Learning Facilitators, the University Honors Program and Southern Ambassadors, just to name a few. I have been able to create lifelong friendships and make incredible memories thanks to these organizations.
Another reason that I love Southern is the fact that the professors truly do care about your success, and even make an effort to have a professional relationship with you. For example, every time I see my Calculus II professor, he stops to chat with me. He remembers my name, always asks how I've been. It's been well over a year since I've had him, and he still makes the effort. Also, as long as we're talking about things I love, I absolutely have to talk about sports. From rushing Paulson when we beat our rival, Appalachian State, in football, to watching our baseball team defeat UGA just last month, there are so many cherished memories that I've received while sitting in the stands with my friends.
As for the Mechanical Engineering experience at Georgia Southern, it is unlike any other university's. For one, we don't solely focus on theory. We put theory into practice in multiple different lab settings. You can be in hands on labs as early as your freshman semester here at Southern. Another great thing about Engineering at Southern is a strong emphasis on undergraduate research. Starting this past semester, I began doing research with one of the Mechanical Engineering faculty, and I know tons of other Engineering majors involved in research as well. There are also many different organizations you can join, such as Society of Women Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Eagle Motorsports. Also, another exciting tidbit about Engineering at Southern, we are currently constructing a brand new Engineering research building on campus. There are so many things to love about the Engineering program, and it just helps add to the list of reasons why I love Georgia Southern.
I truly believe that there's something for everyone here at Georgia Southern. During my college search, I remember how stressed I was when considering where will be the right place for me. Rest assured, the Eagle Nation welcomes you with open wings. Thank you and hail Southern.