“I would recommend that new students carve out their own path. Don’t feel pressured to pursue any pre-set track,” she said. “Learn about things that are interesting to you and find things that you are passionate about, even if it’s outside of your field.”
Last year, Devon Merz was in his business communication class when his professor announced that an internship was available with the KIPP Houston Public Schools. The organization wanted a student who could create a system to crunch data.