#I♥OSUIT: Ja'Darius Williams

#I♥OSUIT: Ja'Darius Williams

Lindsay Lynch
#I♥OSUIT: Ja'Darius Williams

Where are you from?

I’m from a small, rural town in Zwolle, Louisiana. 

What school and program are you enrolled in?

I am currently enrolled in the School of Engineering Technologies, obtaining my Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation Engineering.

Why did you want to come to OSUIT?

While in high school, I was very undecided about the university that I wanted to attend, so I was open to every university that I was presented with. I also wasn’t very sure about the career that I wanted to pursue, but I knew that I wanted to be in the STEM field. 

While in high school, I attended a presentation by a company named Weyerhaeuser, in which they offered us a sponsorship to this amazing university. This was the first time I had heard about OSUIT, so I went home, did my research and realized that this is the place I wanted to be. I applied for the sponsorship and I got it.

Once I came to OSUIT and did a tour, I immediately knew that this was the university that I wanted to attend college. Passing by all of the labs and classrooms, realizing not only would I be able to learn, but also be able to put these ideas and theories to application in the lab. Also, noting how nice and welcoming all of the instructors and other members of faculty were, it was unbelievable. 

What’s been the best thing about being a student here?

The best thing about being a student is that not only do you learn what you need to know out of a book, but the faculty put everything into a real-world practical situation. I love leaving the classroom feeling like I’ve accomplished so much and that I feel even more prepared for the workplace. I like that I am actually working and getting hands-on experience. 

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is the Cowboy Café, there is some amazing food here at OSUIT! I love that there is also a variety of foods each day to choose from.

What would you tell someone who was thinking about attending OSUIT?

Be proactive and apply today! This is the university for you, especially if you love hands-on learning and a smaller instructor to student ratio. You won’t regret this decision, I absolutely love this university.