Alfonso Morell

Alfonso Morrell
Mechanical Engineering Technology (SOET)

What made you decide to choose your specific major?

I liked the versatility and the hands-on nature of my degree. While I enjoy my major-specific course work, I am confident that my degree will prepare me for a career that I am passionate about.

What are a couple of your favorite things about your program of study?

I really enjoy immediately applying my in-class knowledge to labs or projects. I like learning how products are made, and then using that knowledge to make creative decisions in a manufacturing environment.

What has been one of your favorite class projects?

In MET 144, we made a foam football using expanding foam. It was a great learning experience, but an even better accessory for the dorm room!

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

I’m a part of the Harrison Grand Prix team, and I also work for the Purdue Exponent as a videographer.

What do you know about your program of study now that you wish someone had told you when you were choosing a major?

The learning and application do not wait— you’re applying your skills on day one. Because of this, it might take a week or two to get into the rhythm of things. Once you’ve established rhythm in your coursework, everything becomes more manageable.

What would be one piece of advice for prospective students or new Purdue students?

Try new things and step out of your comfort zone. This way, you gain a variety of experiences, and you may discover something that you are passionate about along the way.

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