约翰Gisonna

  • 梦露,纽约
  • 加热、通风 & Air Conditioning Design Technology

John knew a bachelor’s degree was the end-goal, that 美高梅MGM娱乐 was the destination. So, he researched and mapped out the transfer pathway that would allow him to accomplish just that.

约翰Gisonna

Q&A和约翰在一起

Why did you decide to transfer to 美高梅MGM娱乐?

My whole plan from the beginning was to come to this school. I knew I wanted to work with my hands at a very early age. I didn’t want to be behind a desk forever. So, the plan was to come here. So, I had to get good grades at Delhi. My mom told me I had to get a minimum of 3.5. I actually graduated with a 3.47, which I was pretty proud of.

How were you aware of 美高梅MGM娱乐?

SUNY Delhi has an articulation agreement with 美高梅MGM娱乐. They pretty much accept anything C or better. My mom and I did a lot of homework on HVAC. This was one of the only schools throughout the whole country that offers a 4-year degree in HVAC. I think the only other one is in Michigan. 而且,我不能去密歇根大学. 太远了. 3个半小时就够了.

Did you visit 美高梅MGM娱乐 before you transferred here?

I actually visited 美高梅MGM娱乐 before I went to Delhi. I visited again on my way to finishing Delhi. I did the whole Connections (student orientation) thing. 真是帮了大忙. That helped me find my roommates and everything.

Besides Connections, what helped you in your transfer process?

The best way to say it is: I was just who I was as a person. I was very friendly to everyone. 我说你好. I did do a lot of the events at PC3 (start of semester event series). 我做了游戏. We actually took second place in my building for Wildcat Wars. 这很有趣. I have a little competitive edge. 我玩得很开心., did as many events as I could, met a lot of people. You just have to be true to who you are as a person.

What do you like about your professors or campus?

有什么不喜欢的? The 美高梅MGM娱乐 campus is beautiful. 这些建筑很漂亮. 有更多的地方吃饭. 我真的很喜欢CC Commons. It’s a great spot to meet people playing pool and everything. I probably eat there at least once a day. 质量很好.

My teachers are really nice, really helpful. 他们帮助我适应.

What residence hall are you in?

我在兰开斯特. 它是美丽的. 我爱我的宿舍. It’s a little more expensive, but it’s huge.

Do you feel 美高梅MGM娱乐 is preparing you for your career?

I’m gaining more knowledge in the design aspect of my major and of HVAC in general. I never really thought ever of designing all the duct work and ventilation in a building this size. You’re using your brain, doing calculations. Everything is by the code and the code books. It’s definitely preparing me well. I’m looking forward to going to the 招聘会s. I have to get my resume set up. 我还没有完全做到.

What would you recommend to new incoming transfer students?

You just need to put yourself out there more. 不要害怕任何事情. Even if it has the slightest appeal to you, just go and do it. You never know who you’ll meet there. I work out every day in the gym, I just met a kid from Newburgh, the town over from me in New Jersey. 这对我来说很奇怪. I thought I was the only one from my area here.

How about the financial aid process or placement testing?

I didn’t have to do any placement testing because I had the agreement between SUNY Delhi and here, 哪个对我来说更重要. Essentially, all my credits transferred over, which was great. The financial aid process was somewhat easy. I filled out a bunch of scholarship applications and was awarded some.

What are you looking forward to about your future?

I’m looking forward to graduating with a bachelor’s degree. I can honestly say I never imagined myself with a bachelor’s degree. I’d love to own my own business one day. 我喜欢设计. I like doing stuff with my own hands, being able to figure something out or fix the problem, 让别人开心. 我对工作很兴奋.