Rachel Fallon | Natalie GaNun | Leslee Langley | Nickolas Lee
Major: Computer Science
"While my co-op program at Nead Werx taught me how to grow into a young engineer, The Wohlford Scholarship helped me immensely to focus on my studies and further education during the last of my time at Tech. Nead Werx hired me as a second year Computer Science student, and through the program, I have learned to write professional level software, lead projects, and become a web-developer and problem-solver, even though I started with almost no prior knowledge of professional software development. As a co-op student, I tend to rely on my savings and income from the co-op program to fund my expenses throughout the school year. After my last rotation, I could not rely on the following semester of work whilst finishing my degree. As an out of state student, the Wohlford Scholarship has afforded me a great deal of peace-of-mind, and I have been able to put my savings toward graduate school applications. I am happy to announce that I will be spending the summer completing a data-science project as a part of the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship through The University of Warwick and Ludwigs Maximilian University Munich and supported by The Alan Turing Institute. I hope to complete a Master's in Computer Science and human-centered computing in Germany next year."
Major: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
"Whenever people ask me about Georgia Tech and my college experience, I always love to tell them about my co-op experiences. Being a co-op has been one of the most beneficial experiences I’ve had in my college career. I love seeing the connections between what we learn in the classroom and how it applies in industry, as well as just learning many new things. However, the most important thing I learned in my co-op terms is that I really enjoyed the work that I did, and I am excited to have it be my career once I graduate. I am so thankful for the Wohlford scholarship. I extended my graduation date a year in order to complete my co-op, and the scholarship has allowed me to be able to do this more comfortably."
Major: Mechanical Engineering
"The Co-op program has provided me with the opportunity to gain real world engineering experience before graduation. I was able to create new designs while working with Southwire, this experience has helped me narrow down the specialty in Mechanical Engineering that I would like to focus my career in. Receiving the Wohlford scholarship has lightened my financial burden greatly and now I can focus more on the most important aspect of college which is of course learning. I am thankful to the Briaerean Honor Society for this thoughtful award and amazing opportunity."
Major: Electrical Engineering
"I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Factory Automation Systems in Atlanta, Georgia. Factory Automation Systems is a full-service industrial integrator. The scope of their work includes but is not limited to process engineering, controls engineering, and robotics engineering. The works is fun, and I participate in many interesting projects.
The Wohlford Scholarship was a great blessing in my life. I was able to go paperless with some of the funds. I am very excited about being paperless. The money is very helpful. I can eat healthier foods also, there is not a single package of ramen in my entire house.
The experience I have garnered from my co-op and the world class education I am receiving are putting me in position to move into industry with very few hurdles. There are many employers that weigh education verses experience in their selection process and by receiving both I am setting myself apart.
I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in a co-op and receiving the Wohlford Scholarship has been a great addition to my life."