I was recently nominated and awarded "Outstanding Electrical Engineering Senior" by my Universities ECE Department alongside a good friend of mine in the major. Unfortunately, it was a rather small event, and I did not get a chance to thank those who have brought me to this point. Using this as a platform to do so, I thought it would be nice to create a small and brief 'acceptance speech', if you will, to honor all the help I have received these past four years as my Undergraduate career will end in the coming weeks. So here it is.
First, I need to thank my parents who have been a major support system for me as I shifted my priorities and pursuits towards refining my craft. They have held down most of the responsibilities at home whilst I have been completely engrossed in my research, schoolwork, and social life. As for the rest of my family, I appreciate all of the kind sentiments, and motivation you have given me in the pursuit of this major.
The group of students in my graduating class really came together as a community, and as this community grew, the support system that we allotted each-other only gave us the ties to grow as friends and young professionals in the field. I appreciate the role every individual person has played in the group, as I know, I have taken something of value from each of them.
The professors that have taken a personal interestand have allowed me to pursue research in their labs gave me the stage to exercise classroom theory, and grow as an engineer alike. I look to them as role models in field which only serves as motivation for me moving forward.
Simply put, an individual is the sum of experiences, and influences met throughout ones life. For those reflective in their pursuits, it becomes easy to begin to pin point individual events and people that had a positive shaping on their path in life or long-term growth. While I cannot give a shout out to everyone I have run into these past four years, I can give a blanket thank you to the role they may have played in the journey to this point.