Engineering student finds community
July 27, 2017
It’s not unheard of for new college students to feel like they are walking alone into an unfamiliar environment with an overwhelming pressure to succeed. Engineering student Hunter Hakala was no stranger to these feelings as he entered his freshman year, but thanks to his experiences with Texas A&M University’s Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan and the Zachry Leadership Program, he thrived in a strong community of like-minded individuals.
“I saw the Engineering Academy as an opportunity to strive and push myself to be fully accepted into (Texas A&M)-College Station’s engineering program,” Hakala said. “The people that I was part of the program with have become some of the best friends I’ve made here at A&M due to all of our shared experiences.”