Campus: Old Westbury Major: B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Anthony Reyes is president of the NYIT chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and a registered member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In April 2013, SAE organized its first car show at the Old Westbury campus. The event drew nearly 200 people, including astronaut Greg Olsen, and raised $311 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources for and raising awareness of the needs of wounded U.S. veterans and service members.
Why study at NYIT?
For the professors who are professionals in their fields, NYIT's global campuses, and its good reputation in career services.
SAE was a dwindling club when I was a freshman and joined looking for ways to get hands-on experience applying theories and principles learned in class. Unfortunately, due to lack of support and inactivity, I watched the club disappear. Two years later, my friends and I decided to restart it to offer students an outlet to test their skills in the real world.
Helping to organize events with the Office of Career Services, such as the engineering and computer sciences networking event and the All Majors Job Fair. One of my proudest moments is ongoing: bringing SAE back to its former glory. It's an international organization with a rightful place at NYIT and a successful history of helping students attain their dream jobs.
Finding an engineering job in automotive design or defense contracting. I'd like to advance my skills to reach the level of project manager in the engineering field.
As a mechanical engineering major and a car guy, I have always been a fan of quality mechanics tools.
I'm an Eagle Scout and problem-solver by nature, and am able to "Macgyver" anything.
My parents. Without them, I would not have grown into the man I am today. They instilled my drive to never quit and always give more than my all.
Working on my truck, off-roading, going to the beach, hanging out with friends, playing sports, and snowboarding.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts," as said by Winston Churchill. I believe the obstacles are what make the man, and there is no better motivation than hearing someone tell me I can't do it.
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