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Douglas Gessleman

“Make friends, they will fill in the missing gaps you need to survive. Exams can be very difficult as well as the projects so if you’re not studying with other students you’re at a disadvantage.”

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Abingdon, MD, USA

Campus Activities:
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Why did you choose UMBC?
Good reputation with sound instruction make it easier to transition into the workforce.

What do you love about UMBC?
Professors are approachable, most care about what you learn and that you apply yourself.

What would you say to a prospective student?
Make friends, they will fill in the missing gaps you need to survive. Exams can be very difficult as well as the projects so if you’re not studying with other students you’re at a disadvantage.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
I enjoy Artificial Intelligence and Network Security equally

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
Maybe some certificates, a job and then hopefully work on continuing towards a masters

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