Published: Apr 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM
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Jesse Buroughs, a senior in civil engineering, was chosed as the Department of Civil Engineering's Outstanding Student for 2017. The world of civil engineering offered Jesse many career avenues and he looks forward to exploring those upon graduation in December.
"I chose civil engineering because of the many broad applications that I would have the opportunity to work. Civil engineering also allows my work to have a meaningful impact on the general public, whether I choose to work designing bridges, building roads, or managing construction projects. Being selected as the civil engineering Outstanding Student is a tremendous honor and I am very thankful to the faculty for nominating me. To be recognized with some of the best and brightest students Auburn has to offer is a very humbling experience and it is something that I will carry with me as I begin my career in the next year. My current plan is to work as a structural engineering intern in Charlotte, North Carolina this summer before graduating and entering the workforce in December. After graduation, I plan to either work as a structural design engineer or for a general contractor. Once again, thank you to the civil engineering faculty for selecting me for this award, and War Eagle."