My name is Korey Carter and I am from East Orange, New Jersey. I graduated from East Orange Campus High School in June of 2005.
Growing up, I was never 100% sure what I wanted to pursue for a career, but I did know that I liked using my hands to fix things and I enjoyed math and science. After doing some research before applying for college, I decided I wanted to do Mechanical Engineering, because it encompassed both math and science and the ability to understand the complexity of how different mechanics work.
Throughout college, I've had the opportunity to participate in a few different extra student activities such as Gospel Choir, Black Student Union, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Amistad Mentoring Program. I also currently work as a Student Center Manager for the Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey. Being in NSBE has allowed me to learn more about the specializations in Mechanical Engineering. After having a couple of internships, Caterpillar Inc. and United Technologies Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in either Automotive or Aerospace Engineering. The internships opened my eyes to engineering on a different level.
Many of the things that I have done throughout my college career would not have been possible if it were not for the generous scholarship contributions of the Harcourt Foundation. The foundation has relieved many of the stresses of loans and being forced to work as a college student that many students are faced with each and every day. Because the Harcourt Foundation, I have been able to work less and focus more on my academics and being more career oriented. The foundation made it possible for me to have a great and full college experience.
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