Allowing students the flexibility to include minors, certificates, and concentrations is one of many reasons students choose to pursue a degree from Purdue. Mechanical Engineering Senior and ENTR Ambassador Balazs Bonyhay is an example of a Purdue student who has maximized the opportunities available to him at Purdue. In addition to majoring in ME, Balazs is minoring in Management and pursing a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Certificate in Collaborative Leadership. He is also an ENTR Ambassador, a Mechanical Engineering Ambassador, and a National Residence Hall Honorary.
Over the past couple of summers, Balazs felt privileged to intern at Boeing and John Deere and has accepted a position with the Engineering Development Program at John Deere after his graduation in May 2020. He feels prepared for his career because of the experiences he has had at Purdue.
“Mechanical Engineering establishes a strong basis of technical knowledge which is valuable to work in industry. The Entrepreneurship Certificate has given me knowledge and hands on experience working with financial statements, group collaboration, and understanding the reasoning behind certain business decisions. I believe I will be able to use the Entrepreneurship Certificate to complement my Mechanical Engineering degree, and potentially take on leadership or management positions early on in my career.”
While at John Deere, Balazs hopes to pursue a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, extending his education and preparing him to become a Design Engineer for the company.
Balazs is an academic role model for prospective ENTR students because he is a great example of how to maximize a Purdue degree.