I immediately felt at home on the University of Maryland campus.
My internship at SmithGroup... was eye opening!
I was a Middle School teacher who burnt out during the pandemic. I decided to retrain into a fully different field, and Fire Protection Engineering was too interesting to ignore.
After graduation, I intend to gain my professional engineers license and work in consulting for life safety analysis.
Having practical experience has given me more confidence in my academic abilities.
I learned just how fortunate I am to live in a state with such a reputable and esteemed university.
The staff and faculty are amazing, and the department feels like a family.
My favorite class was Human Behavior in Fire, which I took abroad at Lund University in Sweden.
I'm incredibly grateful to have such amazing opportunities in my career due to the dedication of FPE faculty and staff.
If you're willing to put yourself out there, and push hard, you will be successful.