Five Questions With... Emmali Hanson,
Eng '16

(Mark Gehring, Eng '86, mentor)

Emmali Hanson1. What has been one of your key findings thus far as a mentee?
I have found that there are many options for careers in my field, and I should explore as many as I can to find what I really want to do.

2. What advice would you offer other mentees to maximize the relationship with their own mentor?
I would tell other mentees to discuss specific events that happened in their mentor's lives that altered their career or that served as turning points.

3. What have you learned from your mentor that will help plan for the future?
I have learned that networking is a very important tool to open doors and help one be successful.

4. What are your current plans following graduation? After graduation I plan to work for a biomedical engineering company in research and development and eventually go back to grad school to further my education.  However, I want to keep my options open to find a career I can really enjoy in my field.

5. In the remaining weeks of the formal program, what would you like to accomplish?
I would like to continue to work on our goals and continue to keep in touch through next year.

Emmali Hanson is a biocomputing engineering major from Eau Claire, Wisc.

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