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New Student Interviews

Incoming engineering & computer science students interviewed at 2013 Orientation

Jul 8, 2013
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Emmanuel Rodriguez,  Computer Engineering

Why did you choose Pacific?  I chose Pacific because it has a lot of "extras" that other universities don't offer. Pacific has tutoring, great opportunities like the Co-Op program, and offers financial aid to incoming students. The Co-Op program is what caught my attention most. 
What are you most nervous of?  Well, I'm really most nervous about the large amounts of studying and the homework.  I'm also concerned with what I will choose to do outside of the classroom - there are a lot of things to do so I'm going to have a hard time finding what is a right for me.
What are you most looking forward to?  I'm just excited to be part of the Orange Army and become a part of the Pacific community. 




Tamara Turton

Tamara Turton, Computer Engineering

Why did you choose Pacific?When I got a pamphlet for Pacific in the mail, what really caught my attention was the small class sizes and the information about some of the places recent graduates and where they went on to work after they finished.
What are you most nervous of?  I'm actually really scared of getting a roommate because it's such a new experience. Living with someone I've never met is going to be different for me, but also really exciting.
What are you most looking forward to?  Taking classes outside of my major, like the martial arts class I just signed up for!




Victor CadenasVictor Cadenas, Mechanical Engineering

Why did you choose Pacific?  I chose Pacific because it's in my hometown, 
offered everything I was looking for in a school, and has a great reputation in the community.
What are you most nervous of?  Getting out of my high school habits and making sure I get all my work done.
What are you most looking forward to?  Meeting new friends and seeing where Pacific takes me. 





Courtney LoweCourtney Lowe, Mechanical Engineering

Why did you choose Pacific?  I chose Pacific because of the beautiful campus, the great academics, and the highly ranked engineering program. 
What are you most nervous of?  Well, I don't know a whole lot about engineering, but I really love science and math so that's why I decided to give it a shot.
What are you most looking forward to?  I'm really excited to be a little more independent, make new friends, and just to have a home away from home.




Ronald MauckRonald L. Manck III, Computer Science

Why did you choose Pacific?  Pacific is a really great school that provided me with enough assistance to attend it.
What are you most nervous of?  I fear I'll not adjust quickly enough and start to lose track, but know that it'll be easy once I get the hang of it.
What are you most looking forward to?  Meeting new people and taking the first step toward being a young adult.