School of Engineering New Student Guide

meet ANDREWROHKOHL electrical engineering major

Hometown: Edina, Minnesota

Major: Electrical engineering

What is it like playing a Division III sport and majoring in engineering? Hockey gave me an outlet for my competitiveness. Playing a sport at St. Thomas is a great way to make a large group of friends easily and my teammates gave me built-in support. You also learn time management skills. You do have to make some sacrifices, but in the end it is more rewarding than not doing it. Why St. Thomas? My older sister went here, as well as almost all my mother’s family, and it felt natural to follow in their footsteps. But I chose it for the small class sizes and the interaction with the faculty.

Describe yourself in three words: Genuine, compassionate and hardworking

Best thing about your electrical engineering major: I feel like I can make an impact. In the medical device industry I feel I can have this purpose. I also really enjoy programming and electronic design. Favorite St. Thomas class: Engineering 331 – Embedded Systems. This was my first class that was hands-on. A chance to use programming to actually solve problems. Next event you are excited to go to: I’m excited to finish my Senior Design Project. After that I have accepted a position at 3M.


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