Alumni Tale: Charlie Smith ’10

What did you study at UNH?

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

1 year out of college I was just starting my first job as an Engineer.  I took an entire year off after graduation to travel and work for the ski patrol at Okemo Mountain in Vermont.

What were you doing 5 years out of college?

5 years out of college I was still working the same engineering job for Woodard & Curran in Bangor, ME and was studying to take the professional engineer exam.

What are you doing now?

Currently I am working for a small engineering firm, Madison Engineering in Bozeman, MT, while living in my tiny house.

Did you have an international experience (study, research, internship or volunteer abroad) while at UNH?

My international experience is limited to a 3 week trip to Tanzania where I climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro and traveling to all the eastern provinces of Canada including a week long motorcycle trip across the Trans-Labrador highway to Newfoundland.

Although I didn’t have any experience abroad while at UNH, I was able to take advantage of the National Student Exchange program and spent a semester of my junior year studying at California State University at Chico. I can not recommend the NSE program enough. It is a great opportunity to experience another university and part of the country.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I believe in UNH because of the extracurricular opportunities that were made available to me, and are available to all students, from NSE, to being a RA, to intramural sports, and all the various clubs. I believe these provide just as much, if not more, opportunity to grow and learn than your core classes do.