North Central College - Naperville, IL

Nic earned his dual engineering degree at North Central and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental hydrology and hydraulic engineering. Nic appreciated North Central’s small class size. “I received lots of individual attention,” he says, “and my professors had time nearly every day to explain concepts outside of class. In larger classes I’m concerned that my questions will hold back the class, but in smaller classes I feel that my opinion matters.”

Nic made the most of his time at North Central. “I co-oped at Argonne National Laboratory, which was a great experience and helped me learn to manage my time,” he says. “I also studied in Australia and researched the delivery of health care in Guatemala, both of which were life-changing experiences that I would have felt too busy to take advantage of elsewhere.”