I am Gavin Rothwell, a freshman engineering student at NC State University.

Gavin Rothwell

Intended major, university, and anticipated graduation date

I am an intended Industrial and Systems Engineering major, attending NC State. I intend to graduate in May of 2020.

Why I want to be an Industrial Engineer

I chose that major due to a camp I took at NC State. Before this camp, I wanted to be a mechanical engineering major, but afterwards I realized ISE would be a better fit for me. I enjoy making things efficient, and the business and management side of ISE really appeals to me. Not only that, the job placement upon graduation and the starting salaries for ISE majors definitely do not hurt. I don't know what I specifically want to do with my degree, but I do know I want to be in an upper-level management position of an engineering company, and be able to say my work really matters to me.

Special Skills

Important Skills


Class Course Title Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 1st Semester Freshman Year
MA 303 Linear Analysis 2nd Semester Freshman Year
ISE 110 Comp Mod for Engineers 2nd Semester Freshman Year
ENG 101 English 101 Academic Writing and Research 2nd Semester Freshman Year
MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials 1st Semester Sophomore Year