“I was drawn to GCU as there were many opportunities for myself to flourish and develop my skills.”

2020 Mechanical Engineering graduate Aaron Wardrop shares his insight into life at GCU and life after graduating from university.

I chose to study at GCU because…

I was drawn to GCU as there were many opportunities for myself to flourish and develop my skills. Not only that but GCU is a well renowned university among employers so it was a clear choice from my point of view as an engineering student.

The most important aspect of my university experience has been…

Getting to meet and work with so many people in my course was the most important aspect. Of course the knowledge learned and gathered to complete my degree was important but I have made some life long friendships here.

My biggest lesson learned so far is…

Only you can do the work, really. If you want something you must strive to better yourself and further your knowledge. Even if it requires you to work harder, put more hours in or ask for help. The onus is on you.

I’m proud to be part of the University for the Common Good because…

Harking back to my comment on the importance of your fellow peers, I solemnly think that helping others is the best thing about university and that we are encouraged to work as a team. These developed skills are most important when seeking employment as team working is integral to any company.

I get my inspiration from…

Honestly, I think my parents inspire me the most. I was brought up on a family farm and the usual thing is that farmers children stay home and work. But my parents pushed me to follow my dreams and pursue my engineering ambitions as well as supporting me throughout my time at uni.

My next steps look like…

I am currently working at my dream job with Lockheed Martin as an engineer. I hope to continue to work hard here and I am excited to see what my future brings with them.

Thank you to Aaron for sharing his GCU experience, if you would like to share your #GCUGradStory visit: https://bit.ly/3C4zNqY 

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