Rachel Gully - B.S. Computer Science '16

During high school, Rachel was a part of FIRST Robotics which solidified her decision to become an engineer. In her senior year, she attended the Minority Engineering Program's (MEP) Engineering PREVIEW program. During PREVIEW, she was at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, meeting other prospective students, along talking to current Purdue Engineering students, and learning more information about the First-Year Engineering Program and Purdue’s Engineering program in general. Rachel said, “The MEP staff and the Purdue students I met during PREVIEW made me feel like a member of their Purdue family. I was sold on coming to Purdue because of the Minority Engineering Program.”

Looking back as a young alum, Rachel said her favorite part was, “The multitudinous amounts of opportunities up for grabs,” including career fairs such as Industrial Roundtable, the 1000+ clubs and student organizations to join, and the valuable and applicable knowledge taught in each class. On campus, Rachel was involved in several organizations including National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Women in Science Program, Horizon’s, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and Black Voices of Inspiration. During her time as an undergrad, she also had the opportunity to intern as a software engineer with Qualcomm in Colorado, for the Federal Government in Washington D.C.

Her dream jobs include, “Working with people to fulfill a technical solution of some sort.” She adds, “I would also love a job that would require me to travel to different places around the world. Being immersed into different environments and experiencing new cultures is always an enjoyable experience.” 

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