The insider's guide to the Jerome Fisher Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Why I Love M&T: Tushar Garg and Eric Helfgott

TusharTushar Garg, M&T Class of 2016

All the way out in New Zealand, I had little idea about how great the M&T experience was and how exceptional its students. But I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. After four years of living and breathing M&T, I can say that if given the opportunity I would happily do it again. Right from the start, I got introduced to a warm community of students, some of whom not only became my closest friends but also served to constantly inspire me. I remember after the first week of meeting everyone in my year, I was struck by how passionate and knowledgeable each individual in M&T was and how little I knew in comparison. It motivated me to extend and immerse myself in learning all that I could in the next four years. Reflecting back on that experience now, I am grateful for the opportunity provided by M&T to study two diverse yet interlinked fields of study in a rigorous manner. I wish I had another four years to learn more because there are so many great people and classes to gain knowledge from.

Tushar, from New Zealand, is a member of the M&T Class of 2016. He studies Computer Science within Penn Engineering and Finance in the Wharton School.

EricEric Helfgott, M&T Class of 2018

In high school, I was academically the typical science and engineering student. My senior year schedule was filled with Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science classes. But that wasn’t all I wanted to do – I was heavily involved in Model United Nations and a number of fulfilling leadership activities. Coming into college, I was motivated to find a school that could understand the balance between these two equally important parts of my life. When I found out about M&T I was shocked. Not only could I pursue the science and technology I was so interested in, but I could also delve into the business world. As I learned more and more about the program, I realized that I was not alone. Students from around the world just like me are drawn to the M&T Program each year, sharing in what I can safely say has been the most unique and valuable experience of my life. Having the support of the M&T Program, from my fellow classmates to the simply amazing staff, has changed my life and learning experience exponentially for the better. I would not be the person I am today without the M&T Program.

Eric, from New York, New York, is currently the Vice President of the M&T Club Board. He studies Bioengineering within Penn Engineering and Finance in the Wharton School.


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