By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend
Major: Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies (IBE)
Hometown: Grand Island, New York
On choosing Behrend: I visited Behrend for the first time at the end of my junior year of high school. I immediately loved the campus and people. The IBE major really sold me on Behrend.
On majoring in IBE: In high school, I enjoyed my technical classes and thought I would go to school for Mechanical Engineering, but I found the IBE program to be the perfect fit! I wanted to learn about both sides of a company—business and engineering.
Self-starter: In October 2013, I identified an opportunity to introduce Penn State Behrend to a new organization. The National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) is an organization that influences personal development and leadership for students interested in both business and engineering. After serving as president of Penn State Behrend’s thirty-five member chapter in 2013, I became the Vice President, Internal on the National Board. I currently hold this exciting role and focus on expanding NOBE chapters throughout the country.
Personal passions: Skiing, travel, politics, the Buffalo Bills
Advice for current students: Studying abroad is a must! Arrange your academic plan during freshman year so you can incorporate a trip. I studied in London, England, during my sophomore year. Not only did I learn about new cultures, meet lifelong friends, and travel, but I also learned so much about myself. It was an exciting adventure that I will never forget.
Sara has accepted a position as a quality engineer in the medical device industry following her graduation in May.
Sara in London