- Major: Civil Engineering
- Hometown: Knoxville, TN
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone! My name is Caroline Stephens and I am a Junior studying Civil Engineering here at the University of Tennessee. I love hiking and doing really anything outdoors (as long as the mosquitos are at a minimum).
I was born and raised right here in Knoxville, Tennessee. As I grew up, a lot of my time was spent on my dad’s boat up at Watt’s Bar Lake. Because of this, I grew up fascinated with water management and the environment. That is why I am here studying Civil Engineering. I want to use what I learn here at this great university to help better the environment around us.
After my freshman year, I was lucky enough to be an intern at Dan Brown and Associates. They are primarily a geotechnical consulting firm and I worked primarily on CAD, Excel, and gINT. I had a very positive experience there and would be happy to answer any questions about my internship.
There are amazing and abundant opportunities here at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You will probably hear this quite a bit from me and other ambassadors, but that’s because it is so true. Professors and faculty are here to help you get where you need to go. I simply just asked a professor if he had any opportunities for me to work with him and his research, and because of that, I got an amazing opportunity. I work as a research assistant in the Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory learning so many different things from graduate students and professors. I would love to answer any questions you may have of what it takes to work for the university.
I am also an officer in the American Society of Civil Engineers. This has allowed me to work on my leadership skills and work with my civil engineering peers. I recommend that anyone become involved in their disciplines club or organization because it is an excellent place to meet other students in your major. Additionally, I am a part of the Chancellors Honors Program, which has challenged me to be the best student I can be and allowed me to pursue many new experiences. I would be happy to answer any questions about the honors programs we have here at the UT.
Having lived in Knoxville my whole life, I wasn’t sure if it would be the right fit for me at first. I wasn’t sure if staying so close to home would be beneficial for me, but I decided on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, because I loved the engineering program here. I can now say with confidence that this is the best school for me and I hope I can help show you what it has to offer. I want to help all upcoming freshman to make the right decision for themselves. However, I assure you, if you make UT your home, you will not regret it. GO VOLS!