Engineering student at the University of Louisville
For Christopher Bird, as for most students, deciding on a college was tough. But a campus tour made the choice clear.
Bird chose the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering, where he would have tons of opportunities to apply what he learned in class to the real world.
"I quickly realized that my experience at other institutions would be passive in comparison," he said. "UofL was willing and equipped to challenge my knowledge of material outside of a textbook."
As a student, Bird has learned to use specialized software, done hands-on internships and worked on projects that he says will help him in his future career.
Now a campus tour guide, Bird tells potential students about that commitment, and how it offers our students valuable hands-on experience while still in school.
Bird said the biggest factors in his decision to enroll here were the Institute for Product Realization and the school's commitment to working with industry.
"The Institute for Product Realization had the greatest impact on my decision to attend the University of Louisville," he said. "The IPR shows commitment to the principle that the most effective way to learn is through collaboration."