Student

Aleah Emlet

  • Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

When opportunity knocks, Aleah’s ready to seize it. She’s a career and technical center graduate, SkillsUSA winner, scholarship recipient, ROTC cadet, student tutor, Dean's-List regular, and aspiring electronics engineer. Whether she’s testing theories in the lab or pushing her limits during early morning ROTC drills, Aleah gives it her all.

 

Aleah Emlet

Q&A with Aleah

WHAT LED YOU TO PENN COLLEGE AND YOUR MAJOR?

What first had me looking at Penn College was due to a scholarship I received toward Penn College from doing competition in SkillsUSA. When I visited, it just felt like this was the place for me and the tuition was cheaper than most schools. As for my major, I started doing electronics in the ninth grade at my local career and technology center. I stuck with it for all my years in high school and decided to continue to pursue a bachelor's in college for it.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR MAJOR?

I like that I work with a lot of like-minded people who have similar humor and personalities as me. Also, I like how mathematically challenging and hands-on the curriculum is.

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH ROTC?

I knew I was going to have to pay for college myself and one of the benefits of being a scholarshipped and contracted cadet is free tuition. I also enjoyed the idea of getting stronger and living a healthier lifestyle. I saw the opportunity to join ROTC on Penn College's website and promptly sent a message to the emails linked on the site before I started college. They responded to me right away and I was able to meet with an ROTC cadet when I visited the school for the first time. After that, it was all just about showing up for events to fully be integrated into ROTC.

HOW HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ROTC BENEFITED YOU THUS FAR?

ROTC has shown me that I am capable of being a leader. I have learned the fundamentals of what it means to be an officer in the United States Army. It has motivated me to develop important positive lifelong habits.

WHAT ADVANTAGES DID YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF YOUR CTC EDUCATION?

My CTC education got me noticed by the head of the electronics department of Penn College when I entered as a freshman. I was able to secure a work-study position where I would tutor my fellow peers in classes I was taking. In addition, I was familiar with many of the parts and measuring tools introduced in our first year. CTC also gave me a glance at other fields related to electronics like PLCs and pneumatic systems.

HOW DID YOUR CTC EXPERIENCE IMPACT YOUR DECISION TO COME TO PENN COLLEGE?

Going to a CTC impacted my decision to go to Penn College a lot. In fact, I was a part of SkillsUSA at my CTC as both a competitor and an officer. I received a scholarship from Penn College when my team won first place in a mechatronics state competition, which is what first shined a light on the college for me.

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Aleah and classmates volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Aleah and classmates volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Along with 15 fellow Wildcats and Penn College advisers, Aleah traveled to Florida over spring break for a service project to benefit in-need families. 

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Student Experience

"I want to secure a well-paying job where I would be the person to test and document electronics. The end goal is to be promoted and happily working as an Engineering Manager."

Aleah Emlet

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Bald Eagle Battalion ROTC, MS4 Cadet

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