Why Heather Shohet chose our Dual Degree Program
“As I was nearing graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from my previous school, I was nervous about which steps to take next. I didn’t have a job lined up, and I also couldn’t see myself starting grad school without a clear purpose or future direction in mind. Although I had always thought about going into “Engineering,” I still wasn’t quite sure what that meant. It seemed like one of those words that people use all the time, even though no one really knows what it means except for the actual engineers.
While making my decision, I spoke with a previous Dual Degree student who highly recommended the program, and I also consulted with my professors and a few professionals in the field about some other options I was considering. After realizing that everything else seemed uninteresting in comparison, I decided to transfer to Washington University in St. Louis to pursue my second degree in Chemical Engineering.
Although it was a challenging transition at first, it is definitely one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The classes are engaging, the staff is always there to help, and every student in the program genuinely wants to succeed and go on to do great things. The schedule has been extremely demanding, but definitely worth it for the knowledge and experience I have gained that will help me in my future career as an engineer. In addition, because of connections I made through Wash. U. and also with the help of the Career Center, I was able to line up an internship with one of the major oil companies, and recently received an amazing offer for a full-time position after graduation.”
Year: Class of 2013
Major: Chemical Engineering
Affiliated School: Williamette University
Learn more about the Dual Degree Program at Washington University in St. Louis.