Nicholas Delucia, Catholic University '24, is a Mechanical Engineering student from Mansfield, Massachusetts. He is an incoming graduate student in the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Catholic University.

How did your School of Engineering education help prepare you for this graduate degree?

"The Mechanical Engineering Department hosted some organizations on campus during the fall of my junior year. I applied to one of the organizations and landed a summer internship at the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division. I ended up working with Dr. Joseph Vignola and Dr. Diego Turo on Subordinate Oscillator Arrays (SOA's) over that summer as well. The work really interested me and now I hope to be researching SOA's even more for my graduate degree!"

What activities were you involved in during undergrad?

"I was a part of the University Honors Program and the President's Society. I'm a member of Tau Beta Pi and Phi Eta Sigma. I also worked for the Office of Residence Life in multiple roles, as well at the School of Engineering as a Teaching Assistant, Lab Assistant, and Engineering Student Ambassador."

What were some highlights of your time at The Catholic University of America?

"Exploring with DC with my friends -- from the monuments and cherry blossoms, to the Smithsonian and all of the restaurants that DC has to offer, provided many memories that will last a lifetime. I also studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland with 3 of my friends and that too was a once in a lifetime experience!"

What advice do you have for students during their own job search?

"Find something that you truly enjoy doing or that really interests you!"