He is also an ACCEND student which, according to Nick, “has really opened a lot of options in my college career during my undergraduate research experience,” he said. “Without the ACCEND program, I would not have had the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research under professor Kelly Cohen and PhD candidate Wei Wei. The research project I have been working on has afforded me the opportunity to apply both experiences I’ve gained during co-op experience and course work to solve an open-ended issue.”
Nick says that the main challenge he’s had facing his course load is dealing with the stress that a lot of the coursework brings. “I find that participating in physical activities and getting out every now and then really helps to relieve some of that stress,” he said. “The best advice I can provide is find an outlet to help relieve some of the stress school can bring.” Nick says that doing things like playing his guitar, racquetball, hiking, mountain biking or skiing (water and snow) are ways that help him unwind.
When asked what is the best piece of advice he could lend to fellow students, he said, “Major in something you enjoy – if you find a career you love, you never have to work a day in your life.” Upon graduation Nick is looking forward to gaining a full-time position with Gulfstream Aerospace.