University of Michigan
BackgroundInterview Date:July 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: I went to a large public school outside of Pittsburgh, PA with a graduating class of 700 students.
First Generation Student: No
Major: I’m a Computer Science Major and I’m trying to pick up a Data Science major as well
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in a consulting club called MECC and I am in Greek life.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
MECC and my fraternity I would say had the biggest impact.
How has MECC had an impact?
[MECC had an impact because] I’ve made a lot of friends, but I’ve also gotten to have really cool interactions with clients. I wouldn’t have gotten that experience if I wasn’t part of that club. I also have learned a lot of technical skills, like I learned a lot of Excel and things like that just because of the work I’ve had to do for it. We get a different project every semester. My first client was from East Lansing. It was a small tech startup, then my next client was [an NFL team].
What was the process of getting into the club?
You first send out an application where you write like two or three essays and you fill out an application. Then they narrow down that and then you do an interview, and then they narrow down that, and then you do another interview. It’s ridiculous, and a lot of the other professional clubs are just like that.