VIDEO: Life at Florida Tech From The Student Perspective
Florida Tech is featured as part of a new Amazon Prime Video series called “The College Tour.” In fact, we’re the second episode!
In it, 10 awesome Florida Tech students share their stories about living and learning at our great university. Learn about our hands-on degree programs, life on campus and what it means to be a Florida Tech Panther. We’ll take you underwater, into the sky, behind the wheel of a jet dragster, to Mars and more!
Watch the full episode above, or check out individual segments below.
This is Florida Tech
Founded by a rocket scientist working at Cape Canaveral (now NASA – Kennedy Space Center) in 1958, Florida Tech is proud to share a rich history and deep connection with the U.S. space program, commercial space initiatives and partner agencies. To kick off Florida Tech’s “The College Tour” episode, astrobiology student Alyssa Carson (who is an aspiring astronaut) talks about Florida Tech’s founding and how it makes this university the ideal place to launch her career.
An Unbeatable Location
Florida Tech’s campus in Melbourne, Florida, is a short drive from the beach, Kennedy Space Center and big opportunities! In this segment, Ph.D. student Maria Sagastume ’18, ’19 MBA, talks about the well-balanced lifestyle that comes with attending college on Florida’s sunny Space Coast.
Founded as Brevard Engineering College, engineering has always been a part of Florida Tech’s DNA. Giulio Cristello ’20, who earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and is now pursuing a master’s in systems engineering, talks about the hands-on experience you can expect to get as an engineering student at Florida Tech.
Panther Pride and Athletics
Gennaro Zappariello, a member of the crew team, tells you what being a student-athlete at Florida Tech is all about.
You’ll never run out of clubs to join or things to do at Florida Tech! Tanner Crampton, a student ambassador and a member of Greek life, discusses all of the exciting opportunities that await you.
Students from more than 80 countries worldwide choose to live and learn at Florida Tech, making us a truly global university. Listen in as Tij Vishwakarma ’20 details his experience as an international student.
Research fuels Florida Tech. Delaney Lisco ’21, a biomedical engineering alumna, can attest to that. Listen as she details how hands-on research has benefited and shaped her college experience.
Meaningful Mentorship Opportunities
Florida Tech is a tight-knit community. Emily Almodovar Warner ’21 chose this university for that very reason. Now, she has access to unique opportunities she couldn’t get anywhere else.
We Fly Planes
Greg Dunn, a Florida Tech student majoring in aeronautical science with flight, tells us one thing that sets Florida Tech apart from other colleges: We fly planes. F.I.T. Aviation offers the very best in aviation education for future pilots who aspire to achieve distinction and excellence as professional aviators.
Unique Opportunities—How It All Comes Together
Learn how all the opportunities at Florida Tech come together by connecting students’ academic interests with their career goals, often leading to dream jobs. Business administration alumna Loghan Ashline ’21 shares her unique college experience.
This piece appeared in the 2022 edition of Florida Tech’s prospective-student magazine, The Pursuit.