About Me

Olivia Miller
The Pennsylvania State University
Class of 2016
Division of Undergraduate Studies

Born and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania, I am now a freshman studying at the Pennsylvania State University. I am currently enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, but I have a big interest in Chemical Engineering. My friends, family, and teachers often advised me to pursue a major in engineering due to my strengths in mathematics and the sciences. I took their advice and I am currently exploring possible majors in engineering. The more I learn about engineering, the more I think this career path will be the right choice for me. The branch of engineering that has captivated me the most is Chemical Engineering. I hope to one day provide a meaningful contribution to the Chemical Engineering field with my creative and academic talents.
As a student, I have always been a hard worker. Academically, I have always tired to challenge myself, and in high school I enrolled in the most challenging courses available. I knew that entering into Penn State as an engineering major would be challenging, but I am excited to see how much I will grow academically over the next four years. Over the years, I have learned that hard work pays off and I know that if I continue to work hard Penn State will take me great places.

In addition to academics, I love to immerse myself in activities and service. Throughout my four years of high school I played varsity soccer, and during my senior year I acted as captain for the team. I also participated in dance classes for the duration of high school. I was a member of National Honors Society, French Club, Key Club and Meadville Economics and Business Club, where I served as the advertising manager for the school store. I also enjoyed playing my oboe in the high school concert band, District Band, and Community Band. In my church community I was a member of a youth choir called S.H.O.U.T. With S.H.O.U.T. I had the privilege of performing many community services, such as singing for nursing home residents. I also had the opportunity to volunteer my time at the Northwestern Sight Center in Erie, PA where I taught dance classes to visually impaired students. I was also involved in additional service activities outside of school.

Here at Penn State, I am a member of a THON Organization called “Everyday.” With this organization I have had the opportunity to help raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund. I have participated in canning trips, spaghetti dinners and other various service projects. In addition to THON, I also participate in intramural soccer.
I have not had any work experience directly involving engineering yet, but I have held a job as a customer service clerk and cashier at Hank’s Frozen Custard in Conneaut Lake, PA. I have been working at Hank’s for three years, and will return again this summer. By helping run the operations of this local business I have become a valuable employee. I put the same amount of hard work and dedication into working at Hank’s as I put into my academics and service projects.
I am excited to see where Penn State takes me over the course of the next four years. I know it will not be easy, but I am confident that I will work hard. I hope to continue to challenge myself academically and beyond. Please feel free to contact me using the information at the top of the page.

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