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Frenando Blevins

Frenando Blevins

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What's up future Vols!

I am Frenando Blevins a Junior in Industrial Engineering from Knoxville, TN. A little about myself, I love to sing, I love to laugh, and I love to help others, which is what I am here to do now. I know you are in the midst of choosing where you will spend the next 4 years of your life, which is possibly the toughest decision you have had to make up to this point. So here's a little advice, choose the school where you feel comfortable, where you feel at home, where it feels like you have a family. UT was that place for me, even though I've lived in Knoxville all my life UT has so much more to offer than what I observed as an average resident of Knoxville. On campus there are all types of people from all walks of life, but at the end of the day we all bleed orange.

I chose Engineering for multiple reasons, and I won't give you the typical spiel of how I'm good at math and science, I really choose Engineering because it has impact. As mentioned before I love helping people and Engineering is a profession where you are dedicated to helping people and making their lives easier. With an Engineering degree you can do an abundance of things, we don't only build robots, if you wanted to go to medical school there are engineering degrees that will help you and prepare you to get there. For me specifically I want to be an Entrepreneur and my discipline of Engineering can definitely help me get there. I started on the path of Engineering back in 6th grade through the Middle School Introduction to Engineering Systems (MITES) program offered by UT through the Office of Engineering Diversity Programs, and I continued in those programs all the way up until my senior year of high school.

Numerous of other different organizations and clubs have helped me and influenced me to be the person I am today along with helping me get to where I am today. It is important to be involved as a student and currently on campus I am involved in the National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE), where I served as Membership Chair, Collegiate Black Christians(CBC), and the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program(IBEP). So, maybe you don't have to be as involved as I am but definitely try at least one organization to where you develop a community, because UT is a big campus but being involved makes it feel significantly smaller.

UT is a great school and it is absolutely a home away from home, even if you are from Knoxville, TN :)

If you have ANY questions please feel free to give me a shout, and I look forward to seeing you in Big Orange Country soon!

Frenando Blevins

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