Name: Kathryn Ebert
Course of Study: Architectural Engineering
Why did you choose MSOE?
I wanted to affect people’s lives in a positive way without them really know I’m doing it. The environment in which we live affects our mood in ways we rarely realize. I want to make people feel like life isn’t so bad.
How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
Simply put, it allows me to have time to do homework, otherwise I would need to get a third job.
Did receiving financial aid impact your decision to attend MSOE?
Yes. If I didn’t get enough aid I would not have gone to college here or perhaps at all.
What will a college degree mean to you?
Freedom to finally do and explore whatever I want.
Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect?
People from different circumstances are awesome to have conversations with. Sometimes the best lessons for life are not taught in the classroom.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to pursue a master’s degree, and I’m interested in anything from being a private consultant to a career in public works. I’d like to help my family and improve the lives of others.