Wilhem Lekane Nkenfack

Wilhem Lekane Nkenfack

Wilhem Lekane Nkenfack

Civil Engineering / Upper Marlboro, MD

What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because I wanted to be more involved in my community as well as to learn the leadership style that the A. James Clark School of Engineering has to offer to me. It was also because it was close to my house and easy for me to commute.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I am currently majoring into civil engineering. I decided to become a civil engineer especially in the structure concentration because I wanted to be like my father. This is because at an early age, he used to take me during the weekend to inspect some of his construction sites.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I recently joined the Steel Bridge Club because it is something related to my major and will help me during different competitions to improve my skills in those areas. I am not yet involved in any community service, but will be soon when the opportunities arise.

Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
While at Prince George's Community College, I was a member of the Diverse Male Student Initiative Club (DMSI). DMSI focuses on advising, leadership, and mentoring. From DMSI, I learned how to conduct myself more professionally. I also learned how to be financially literate and how to invest. I hope to learn more about that during my time here at Maryland, especially in the mentoring program.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to gain experience by doing as many internships as possible and also by joining clubs that would help me achieve my academic or professional goals. I also want take away the sense of humor shared by people on this beautiful campus.

What are your future goals after graduation?
My future goals after I graduate are to start working full-time in the construction field and then come back to get my master's degree and doctorate as well. I would also like to come back to offer some of my services as a mentor to those in need.

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