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Student Ambassador Profile: Jordane Bloomfield, BSEE ’20

Name: Jordane Bloomfield
Class: 2020
Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor(s): Economics

Why did you apply to be a student ambassador?
I wanted to introduce future students to the opportunities that they have here as engineers, academically and through extracurricular activities.

What advice would you offer to new engineering students?
Join all the clubs in which you’re even a little bit interested, especially within the College of Engineering! Making friends in all disciplines is a great way to stay connected with people you might never see in class.

What do you feel is unique about being a student at UM College of Engineering?
Our engineering program is relatively small, so students here can form better connections with their peers and professors, leading to more opportunities to do research and get involved in extracurricular activities.

Describe what you are doing in this position.
As an ambassador, I’m a representative of the students of the College of Engineering for outreach events and tours. I volunteer for special occasions and programs created in conjunction with the College of Engineering.

What did you learn at CoE that has helped you in your position?
As a student ambassador, an important part of my job is to be able to talk about my experiences as a student in the CoE. That being said, everything from going to class every day to finding my way around the McArthur Building has shaped how I go about my job.

Which College student organization stands out to you and why?
The Society of Women Engineers chapter at UM has always stood out to me for its community and organization. Coming in as a freshman, I felt welcomed immediately, and as a current E-board member, I’ve realized how well the girls within SWE can execute projects.

What do you feel you are getting out of this position?
I’ve found that my oral communication skills have gotten much better; I’ve had the opportunity to speak with alumni, professionals and students during different events, and the conversations I had then have made it easier for me to express myself.

Why has this been a good experience for you?
In every organization in which I participate, outreach and volunteering are always the most rewarding activities. I like being able to introduce new ideas to people and coordinating groups to work toward some common goal – even if they’re little kids building mousetrap cars.

What did you do during your Summer 2017 break? (Please be specific in regards to work/internship, company, etc.)
I participated in a research internship program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, called the AIM Photonics Future Leaders program. I was matched with a research group working on device fabrication in a clean room.

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