Name: Parth Patel
Major(s) and Minor: Geological Sciences
How did you decide on your major?
I pretty much decided on my major while I was still a senior in high school. While applying for different programs, I remembered how much I liked taking the Earth Science class as a freshman in high school, I decided to go for geology.
What is it about your chosen field (and the department) that appeals to you?
The great thing about the department is that it is a fairly small one. Because of that, there are more one on one interactions with fellow students and professors helping us build relationships with them. There are also various opportunities for doing research with a professor due to the department being on the smaller side.
Do you have a favorite class/professor within your major?
I have loved all my geology classes so far. All the professors have been incredibly helpful if a problem arose.
What are your favorite academic experiences outside of your major?
My favorite academic experiences outside of my major are attending various field trips and conferences such as GSA or the Pennsylvania field conference.
What are your other Rutgers activities?
I am part of the intramural cricket team and I also play tennis with the tennis club.
What are your plans following graduation?
My plans following graduation are to get a job and work for around a year or so then apply for grad schools.