Advice for Future Biomedical Engineering Students

Heather MacDougall

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Tell us about yourself.

Hi! My name is Heather MacDougall, and I am a twenty-two-year-old from Exeter, NH. I recently graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, and am currently working as an Associate Product Development Engineer at Teleflex in Mansfield, MA.

How was the Biomedical Engineering Program at Wentworth Institute of Technology?

I really enjoyed my time at Wentworth, especially being a member of the Biomedical Engineering Department. It was a challenging program, but I met a lot of great fellow engineers along the way and was exposed to some great teachers and learning experiences. If I had to do it all over again, I would still stick with my decision to go to WIT.

What advice would you give to students interested in majoring in Biomedical Engineering?

Truly, I would just say to go in completely open-minded and prepare yourself to work hard. It is a great school where one can really get involved, but it takes effort. Stay on top of your work and you’ll be good to go!

How has Wentworth Institute of Technology prepared you for your post-graduate life?

The co-op program at Wentworth allows you to fully prepare for the real world in my opinion. For my co-ops, I chose two completely different work environments in order to see which setting fit best for me. Having the opportunity to do this definitely helped me in my job search for full-time employment.

What was your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?

I played on the Wentworth Women’s Soccer team and having the opportunity to continue playing a sport I love while also getting a great education was a very rewarding experience. Wentworth is the perfect spot to get involved in many organizations, while still having the city to explore. There was never a dull moment!

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