University of Minnesota

Industrial Systems and Engineering Student Profile

Name: Danielle Abushanab
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How and why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I wanted something that harmonized math and business. ISyE is a great blend of these two interests.

Please give a description (in your words) of your major including the things you learn, favorite classes, and any challenges you have faced.

My major is getting to problem solve and do math while working in teams and creating efficiency. I have learned about how to decide if a major project a company is planning will be profitable. I am currently learning about the statistics behind quality assurance. The material is challenging, but rewarding.

What types of experiences outside of the classroom have you had relating to your major? (i.e. clubs, jobs, internships, volunteering, study abroad etc.)

I am a member of the College of Science and Engineering Ambassadors(CSEA) as well as a member of the professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau. In CSEA, I am the Mentorship Program Coordinator, where I match incoming freshman with an upperclassman in a similar major, and then put together activities for all the different pairs to attend together. In Theta Tau, I am the recruitment chair, and pledgemaster, so I am responsible for getting new members to join as well as for new member education.

In your opinion, what is one thing, or one piece of advice that other students pursuing your major should know?

This major is a good fit for you if you want to do engineering, but the idea of being in a lab all day is not what you want for yourself. There are a lot of aspects for team work in ISyE.

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