Jonathan Spiegel ’17
Tagliatela College of Engineering
I chose UNH because I thought it gave me the best chance of becoming a mechanical engineer, mainly through all the support it provides to its students. That includes a whole range of things, like the Center for Learning Resources, tutoring, informal meetings with faculty members, and so on. I’m not just a number here; I’m a face that they recognize. And that creates all kinds of opportunities.
Take the University Innovation Fellows Program. It’s a national program I’m in that’s run out of Stanford, and is aimed at helping students become catalysts for innovation and entrepreneurship on their campuses. As part of that program, I just helped UNH run the first-ever three-day startup event in Connecticut. It was a big success, in part because so many members of the UNH and New Haven communities helped out.
Several of our teams of students are determined to move their startups forward, and we’re trying to get them the necessary resources. And UNH is helping to make it possible.