A Welcoming Experience
Mechanical engineering major and orientation leader Diego Consuegra is always willing to help others and to give advice to those who need it. The Box caught up with him to learn more about his experiences as a student leader.
Why did you choose to study at New York Institute of Technology?
I felt like I found my second home when I came here. The university has a great staff, and I have made many new friends that made me feel welcome on campus. New York Tech is also a great school for engineering, so I knew I would have many opportunities here.
What does being an orientation leader mean to you?
To me, it is a person that is like a guide to other students. I feel like I’m a true leader that helps incoming students feel welcome at New York Tech the same way that past orientation leaders made my class feel. We want to be there for the students to make sure that they have an amazing experience on campus.
What, in your opinion, makes New York Tech unique/special?
In my opinion, what makes New York Tech unique is our staff. I worked with staff members that have been nothing but great, and I’m able to get along with them. They’re always there for me when I need help with anything, and I’m there for them, too.
How do you think this leadership role will help prepare you for your future career?
This leadership role can help me to speak up more in my future career endeavors, helping to boost my confidence when I’m on the job, and it increases my enthusiasm as well. This position is a great way to increase my skills in leadership, and it can help me become a leader that everyone can look up to.