I chose OIT for a number of reasons. Only Fresno State and OIT have four-year land surveying programs relatively near my home, and OIT’s program has a higher job placement rate as well as having every lab be a “hands-on” environment. The class sizes are also much smaller at OIT, as compared to Fresno State.
One of the things I like best about my fields of study is the amount of hands-on work in which we participate. We don’t simply read about the methods in a textbook and memorize them. We actually get outside and use the equipment we’ll be working with once we graduate.
I am currently a rock wall staff member who operates the rock wall in the Castle Quad (Traditional Residence Hall). I have also been accepted to become an Oregon Tech Ambassador for the 2011-2012 school year.
I worked with the US Forest Service last summer and I will be working out of the same office this summer. I hope to transition to a permanent position with the Forest Service when I graduate in 2013.
Time management is a huge key to success. I can’t stress that enough. Too many times have I found myself with free time that has been wasted, instead of working on assignments.
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