Yujin Lee from South Korea is an Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) major. During his time at UMaine, Lee earned the International Presidential Fellowship, the Central Maine Power EET Fellowship, and the Crowley Family Research and Development Fellowship. She has completed internships at global consultancy, engineering and construction management company TRC and at RLC Engineering, where she has worked part-time throughout the past semester and will continue to work full-time in the group. transmission planning in June. She is a member of the IEEE Student Branch of UMaine and Phi Kappa Phi.
What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you achieve your goals?
I was planning to go back to South Korea after graduating from Eastern Maine Community College, but I heard there is a good program at UMaine to transfer juniors and there will be more employment options after graduation from UMaine. The faculty at EET helped me get a variety of experiences and find out what jobs were right for me.
Did you have an experience at UMaine that changed or shaped the way you see the world?
At the UMaine job fair, I didn’t know there were a lot of companies related to my major and it was a good experience talking with different people and hearing their stories.
UMaine helps students a lot and has good opportunities to learn skills that will be useful in the future.
How would you define the opportunities for student success at UMaine? Is there a particular initiative, program, or set of resources that has helped you succeed?
As mentioned above, the job fair showed me different job opportunities and EET teachers helped and supported me and other students to succeed.
Have you worked closely with a teacher or mentor who has enhanced your UMaine experience?
The teachers kept asking me questions about my feelings and if I had any stress during the semester. In addition, whenever I encountered problems at school, they helped me find the best ways to solve them.
What advice would you give to incoming students to help them get off to the best start in school?
If you attend events such as information sessions where companies come to campus and explain their work or attend job fairs, this will expose you to employment options and you can try to follow business-related courses you prefer. Then you will be interested in your studies. This could be your best semester.
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