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Success Stories: Alyssa Enriquez

Alyssa Enriquez

A helping hand can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure for college students. Alyssa Enriquez credits her involved professors with helping her reach her full potential, both academically and socially.

When asked about UHD's greatest assets, Enriquez readily cites the professors and student involvement on campus.

"My professors were very engaged and helpful," she said. "They all have a high level of interest in seeing their students excel."

Enriquez recently graduated from UHD with a bachelor's degree in control and instrumentation engineering technology (CIET). She wasn't sure what path to follow when she transferred to UHD from a private university, but was happy to discover the CIET program and the University's small class sizes. She quickly found her niche academically, but she also was interested in connecting with her peers outside of the classroom.

She joined Scholars Academy, an academically competitive program for science, technology, engineering and math majors, became a peer mentor, conducted research and co-founded the University's chapter of the International Society of Automation.

"Although UHD is a commuter school, there is a real sense of community here," she said. "We all stand together and I love that."

That sense of community includes the faculty. According to Enriquez, her professors have helped her with everything from mock interviews and getting an exciting internship to introducing her to influential industry leaders. "They're very hands-on," she said. "They're also experts in their fields and great resources."

Now a faithful alumna, Enriquez promises to recommend friends and family members to her alma mater. She said, "UHD has definitely provided me with amazing opportunities. It was such a great fit for me and I just 'clicked' with this University. I encourage everyone to consider UHD!"


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Last updated or reviewed on 8/24/13

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