Berkeley Engineering undergrads

What's next?

When Berkeley Engineering students aren’t doing problem sets and hacking code, they’re also delving into research, lining up internships, applying to graduate programs and otherwise making ambitious plans for their future. To learn more about their upcoming ventures, Berkeley Engineer caught up with some of our undergrads and asked them, “What’s next?”

“Next year I’ll be starting the Ph.D. program at MIT in environmental engineering. And, who knows? Maybe one day I’ll return to Berkeley as faculty!” —Kelsey Boulanger, CEE

“Found a corporation and go to graduate school for bio-energy technology and business.” —Antonio Love, ME

“This year, I will start working at Google on the developer relations team. I will stay there until I feel that I can enact greater change in the world by switching to something new.” —Chris Cartland, EECS

“I will work for Boeing and pursue my M.S. in systems engineering.” —Ivette Bigit, IEOR

“I’ll be working with the research and development environmental team at an internship with Walt Disney Imagineering.” —Laura Cuccaro, Environmental Engineering Science

“I hope to earn a Ph.D. and later work in a national laboratory. My ultimate goal is to become a professor to continue my passion for teaching.” —Tracy Chuong, BioE

“I have been accepted to the engineering and project management graduate program and will focus on integrating design and construction practices and emphasizing sustainability and green construction. After graduation, I plan to work for a few years and then go back to school to pursue a joint MBA and law degree.” —Sabrina Odah, CEE

“I am extremely interested in radiology. I’m intending to declare biomedical imaging as my concentration in bioengineering.” —Gurshamnjot “Shamn” Singh, BioE

“Subject to change. At the moment, my professional plans largely center around working on prosthetics and orthopedics robotics.” —Stephanie Chang, ME

“My future plans are to create water filtering devices for developing countries so that they will have clean water to drink. I also want to build sewer systems so that they can have a cleaner living environment.”  —Clarissa Chin, CEE

“I want to be able to see buildings and structures built from the ground up. I hope to be working on hospitals or heavy civil engineering projects, such as the Bay Bridge or high-speed rail.” —Jeff Ma, CEE

Excerpted from I’m a Berkeley Engineer, a online series of first-person profiles of Berkeley Engineering undergraduates.


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