BSE Student Profile
Mariah Trisch - BS in Engineering
Mariah is a freshman in the BS in Engineering program.
Q: Why did you choose the BS in Engineering (BSE) program?
A: I would like the opportunity to graduate with an Engineering degree from Drexel University without binding myself to a single Engineering concentration and with the flexibility to incorporate a variety of classes into my course load. I am interested in pursuing a Minor in legal studies and enjoyed taking a course on Constitutional Law through the Pennoni Honors College.
Q: How will the BSE program tie in with your career plans?
A: A Bachelor of Science in Engineering will qualify me to sit for the Patent Bar Exam at the culmination of law school. The BS in Engineering degree requirements will allow me to develop both a strong engineering foundation and a strong pre-law foundation.
Q: The BSE program allows students to complete up to 2 minors. Are you planning on completing any minors along with your BSE degree?
A: I am part of the BS/JD program and I am planning on completing a minor in Finance and a minor in Legal Studies. I plan to start taking Accounting courses in the fall term which will count as General Education Electives under the BS in Engineering curriculum.
Q: What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
A: In 10 years, I hope to be working for a successful patent firm in Washington, D.C. After that I may think about getting into politics.
Q: Are you involved in any activities at Drexel?
A: As a Drexel Student Ambassador, I assist prospective students with learning more about Drexel’s campus. I am also a research assistant in the Pennoni Honors College where I am working on a project involved with the documentation of Supreme Court cases. As president of Millennium Hall Council, I get to plan events for my residence hall. This summer I will be working on research with the Law School Dean through the Drexel STAR Scholars Program. I am also a member of the Biddle Law Society which is Drexel’s Pre-Law Society.
Q: How many co-ops do you plan to complete as part of the BSE degree?
A: I plan to participate in one co-op as part of the BS in Engineering degree program. I will get assistance from my Steinbright Career Development Center co-op advisor to find a job in a patent law firm preferably in a city such as Philadelphia or Washington, D.C.
Q: Why did you choose Drexel University?
A: I chose Drexel University because of their renowned College of Engineering and because of the urban setting. During the summer before my senior year of high school, I participated in Drexel’s Prelaw Summer Institute where I learned more about Drexel and the legal profession.