#PROFspective: Mechanical Engineering Major Jason Fisch

Today, we speak with Jason Fisch, a junior mechanical engineering major from Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County) who lives on campus in 220 Rowan Boulevard. Jason will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof.N

Jason sitting upstairs in the engineering building.

Name: Jason Fisch
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County)
On Campus Resident: Yes, I live in 220 on Rowan Boulevard
Resident: Yes, I live in 220 on Rowan Boulevard

Academic clubs: I just finished my year as the President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Founder and Captain of Rowan Formula Electric, Member of Student Financial Control Board (SFCB), and Screening Member at the Rowan Innovation Venture Fund (RIVF).

Jason operating equiment in the Engineering building.

Share an “a ha!” moment you’ve had within your major that made you feel passionate about your intended field. Being able to apply what I’ve learned inside the class to my internship last summer has been the biggest “a ha” moment so far!

Describe for us an experience you’ve shared with a professor in which you felt like you were working with a visionary in your field. Dr. Bhatia makes very difficult concepts easy to grasp and understand. He has so much background knowledge in the automotive industry and important engineering concepts.

Describe for us an on-campus experience in which you felt that your future goals are supported. During my presidency of IEEE I always felt my future goals were supported. Leading one of the largest clubs on campus is no easy task. But with the support of my eboard and club members, I was able to grow as a leader and help students achieve their goals and aspirations!

Jason posing outside of the Engineering building.

Could you share a moment you’ve experienced in which you have felt that Rowan is a welcoming environment for you? Rowan’s small class sizes allows me to meet people in my major and others majors. It’s a more intimate setting, so you know the people you’re working with. Additionally, small class sizes’ help foster stronger student-professor relationships.

Why did you choose Rowan? I chose Rowan because I liked the class size, affordability, but really the education Rowan provides. Rowan prides itself in taking a hands on and project based learning approach. Rowan makes it easy to stand out against students from other Universities.

Jason posing in front of the Engineering building's auditorium.

On your busiest day, what academic, non-academic and social responsibilities are you juggling? I’m usually juggling a lot. You can find me doing homework with friends, organizing events for IEEE, building Rowan’s first fully electric F-1 race car, and recording podcast episodes for my podcast called  “How Did I Get Here?,” (anchor.fm/HDIGH) where I interview executives and business professionals to see how they got to where they are and document their journey.

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Story and photography by:
Alyssa Bauer, junior public relations major