Talha Bhatti ’21, School of Engineering

Talha Bhatti reflects on his time at UConn

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Talha Bhatti (Contributed photo)

What’s your major and why did you choose it?
Chemical Engineering! Like most people, I thought, “I like chemistry and I like engineering,” so I picked chemical engineering. I was torn between CHEG and Political Science, but I really like STEM and went with that. I now am less of a fan of chemistry but absolutely love chemical engineering. The chemical engineering classes I took really taught me to love learning. The professors are some of the nicest and smartest people I have ever met, and my classmates are some of the greatest friends I have ever made.

What are your plans after graduation?
I want to work on big picture problems. I want to shape policies and initiatives. I want to meet new people and travel the world. I also want to continue learning and I have hopes of going into law school!

What activities were you involved with as a student?
I was an active member of Model United Nations and I ran for Student Body Vice President. I got the opportunity to travel the world and debate on a variety of issues. I play the violin and was a member of the UConn Chamber String Orchestra.

Any advice for incoming first-year students?
Take fun classes! Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Live every day to the fullest and don’t be afraid to try new things!

What’s one thing every student should do during their time at UConn?
Travel! Join student organizations and have UConn fund your travels to anywhere around the country. Take advantage of the resources on campus.

What’s one thing that will always make you think of UConn?
Anytime I work on something I always draw on what I learned from UConn. If there is anything that will remind me of UConn, it is the people that go here and the people I met, and the networks I have formed.