Simon Oh, M&T Class of 2017
M&T is very special to me because it offers a community on campus that I can readily refer to as “home.” The program offers a very tight group of students with high level of motivation and intellectual curiosity while at the same time maintaining great diversity in their specific interests and talents. In fact, I turn to the M&T community whenever I have questions on courses, need advice on job prospects, or feel like engaging in random conversations. Every interaction I have in the M&T Program has been truly rewarding, and joining the program has been the best decision I’ve made at Penn.
There is something unique and special about entering college with a support group of 50 people in the same boat as you, and about 150 students ahead of you, willing to pull you along to success. M&T is an incredible program where I have made close friends, great mentors, and most of all, met inspirational people that have driven me to do the best I can. Now that I am a junior, I look back on my past three years in M&T with great fondness. The road has been challenging, but I wouldn’t choose another path for myself. I came into college with a thirst for knowledge and the desire to study as many things as possible in order to diversify my future trajectory. Studying both engineering and business has allowed me to intertwine my passion for technology and my innate entrepreneurial spirit, and has given me a unique insight into every subject I study. The M&T Program has done nothing but further my curiosity and resolve. Someone wise once told me to surround myself by people that are smarter than I am so as to never stop learning. I chose to come to M&T so I could be immersed in a community with the same drive and determination as I had. After three years, I can honestly say that none of our passions have dwindled, but rather grown through challenging and helping each other to achieve the greatest college experiences our intellectual appetites will allow.