Samantha Arenberg | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Samantha Arenberg

Class of 2020
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Fulton, MD
High School: Glenelg High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
Maryland is not just a good engineering school, it is a well rounded school in all of its academics. This would have given me flexibility if I changed my mind and decided to try something else instead of engineering or just explore other topics in GenEds and electives. Also, it is the best in state school. One thing I learned when picking a college is that you can always make a big school smaller, but you cannot make a small school bigger. By selecting this school, I could always make more small groups within the University.

Best Experience with a Class or Project
My best experience with a project was successfully completing the lengthy ENCE300 lab reports as a team.

Favorite Class
ENCE215 Engineering for Sustainability

Involvements/Extracurricular Activities
Definitely intermural sports. My team won in our league for co-ed flag football Fall 2018 .

Favorite On-Campus Event
My favorite on-campus event was Suit Up and Be Civil. The professional civil engineering networking and dinner event. Research/Study Abroad Experience I studied sustainable infrastructure in Athens, Greece. We had to complete a project of making a city square more sustainable using our civil engineering studies.

Cool Engineering Experience
Getting my past two internships (with Forrester Construction and now ExxonMobil) from engineering career fairs.