By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend
Penn State Behrend’s class of 2016 is ready to make its mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and the things they’ve accomplished and learned while here at Behrend. We sat down to talk to some remarkable seniors before they left school and we’d like to a few of our students who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technology, participated in important research projects, and left an impression at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet Angela Lynn Zorn:
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Meadville, Pennsylvania
On choosing to major in Industrial Engineering: I started my freshman year intending to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but I decided it wasn’t for me. I met with my advisor, Dr. Russ Warley, who suggested I look at Industrial Engineering. I researched the field and actually landed an internship in industrial engineering the summer before my sophomore year. I.E. has been a good fit for my interests.
On gaining plenty of real-world experience: I’ve done three internships at AccuSpec Electronics, GE Transportation, and TE Connectivity, and I had a research experience at Saint Vincent Hospital.
What you’d be surprised to know about her: I never missed a single day of school from elementary through high school.
Advice for current students: Don’t be afraid to change your major early if you don’t like your initial choice. It could be the best decision you make. It was for me.
Angela has accepted a position in the Lean Manufacturing Engineering Leadership Program at Parker Hannifin, a Cleveland-based company that specializes in motion and control technologies.