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Samuel Bailor

“The school feels like a very close-knit community and you will run into your friends very often throughout your daily routine. It’s easy to call my college a second home.”

 

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Eldersburg, Maryland

Campus Activities:
UMBeatsClub, Vietnamese Student Association, HackUMBC, Leidos Software Developer Intern (March 2019 – Present).

Why did you chose UMBC?
I liked how innovative of a university it is, especially in the fields of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, making a degree from UMBC reputable and competitive in our area. I also appreciated the size of the student body and class sizes, which make you feel like you can actually create a bond with teachers and peers in the classroom and at campus activities.

What do you love about UMBC?
The layout of the modern campus is easy to learn and classes aren’t very far from each other. There are grassy knolls spread out across campus that are peaceful places to study or chill outside. The school feels like a very close-knit community and you will run into your friends very often throughout your daily routine. It’s easy to call my college a second home.

What would you say to a prospective student?
Come tour the campus and see if it’s right for you! UMBC is a great place to begin the transition into your professional life, as well as make new friends and attend all the classic college activities.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
Philosophy 100 was an enlightening course with one of the most lively professors on campus, James Thomas. I had never received any formal teaching in Philosophy and decided to take it as an elective, and I was surprised by how interesting and fun the course was!

Where did you complete your internship/applied learning experience?
Leidos in Gaithersburg, MD

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I want to become a Software Engineer or a Cyber Security Analyst at one of the Intelligence Agencies of the DMV.

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