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Alumni Profile: Patrick Daniele

Release Date:
6/5/2014 3:05 PM
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B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2013

Alumni Profile: Patrick Daniele

"Because civil engineering is such a broad field, the variety of classes offered at UNH really helped me learn more about the different paths I could choose and what concentration of civil engineering to go into."

Where are you currently employed, and what position do you hold?

I am a Bridge Inspection Assistant Team Leader/Assistant Project Engineer for Dewberry Engineers Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut.

How did UNH prepare you for your career?

UNH’s small class sizes allowed me to access the faculty and use campus facilities to the fullest extent. My professors all knew me by name and made sure that I was always on top of my work. Also, the numerous leadership opportunities available gave me the chance to grow as a leader and a student.

What advantages did the Tagliatela College of Engineering give you in relation to entering the industry?

The Tagliatela College of Engineering provided me with a well-balanced sense of what to expect in my field. Because civil engineering is such a broad field, the variety of classes offered at UNH really helped me learn more about the different paths I could choose and what concentration of civil engineering to go into.

Were you involved in any extracurricular activities while you were at UNH?

Yes — I was an Orientation Leader, Orientation Co-Chair, President and Captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team, student intern for the UNH Facilities Office, Building Manager, Resident Assistant, member of the Photography Club, and a member of the Diversity Committee.

What is your favorite memory from your years at UNH?

Hanging out with my lacrosse teammates after my last game during senior year.

Give us one word to describe your undergraduate journey.

Unforgettable!

What advice would you give to an incoming student?

I think the author Neale Donald Walsch said it best: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Take chances, make friends with people that aren’t like your typical friends, and take every opportunity presented to you because you may never get a chance to do any of it again.