Robert Lemanski is a Mechanical Engineering major with an Aerospace Concentration and a Computer Science minor. He's from Clifton, NJ. Robert shares why he chose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering, and what advice he has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering?

"One of the reasons I chose to attend Catholic University was due to its location. There are a plethora of internships and job opportunities in Washington, D.C. All of the professors here have numerous connections in various industries and they are always willing to help you with whatever you need.

I chose the School of Engineering because I wanted to be in an environment where I could have a personal relationship with my professors and faculty. The small classroom sizes allow students to connect with our professors and get to know them on a more personal level, which has countless benefits."

Why do you want to be an engineer?

"Throughout my life I was always interested in how things work. I always asked countless questions about things that were unfamiliar or simply things that I didn’t understand. I’m a very hands-on person; I love building random things or taking them apart, seeing how they work, and then putting them back together. That is how I know I want to be an engineer."

What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?

"My favorite part about being a student at Catholic University is the community. As a first generation college student, I had no idea what to expect when I moved away to college. From the very first day, I felt the warmth and welcoming spirit from everyone around me, and I almost immediately felt at home. The professors are so willing to gain understanding and do everything in their power to help as best as they can.

Being an engineering major at Catholic isn’t competitive, it's collaborative. We support each other and push one another to succeed.

At Catholic, not only do you encounter numerous opportunities, but also forge enduring bonds that form a lifelong family."

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"Never give up. It might seem like there is no other option right now, but just push through it and one way or another everything will work out when it’s meant to. There’s always a reason for everything that happens, so just believe that God had a reason for every hardship he has put in front of you. You are here and reading this for a reason!"