LEAP Students Say


Kali Hamilton was an undergraduate political science major but now she is focused on robotics.

Jessica Gimble switched gears from nursing  to mechanical engineering.

“When I decided to change careers, I hoped LEAP would be a way to get my foot in the door.  Instead, the faculty and staff at BU threw it wide open — the welcome and encouragement for LEAP students is wonderful.”
Arielle Cohen – JD, MPP; MS, Materials Science and Engineering

“Entering the LEAP program and graduating with an engineering degree opened up a world of opportunities.”
Janice Ozguc – MS, Mechanical Engineering
Read the BU ENGineer magazine article about Janice Ozguc.

“If this [engineering] is what you want to do, LEAP is the best way to do it.”
Colin Murphy – BS , MS, Mechanical Engineering

“LEAP opened doors for my career that would have otherwise been shut.”
Ryan Wallace – BS, Operations Management and Marketing; MS, Manufacturing Engineering

“As challenging as a career change into engineering is, the LEAP program provided the environment and the resources for success – from the administrative staff to my fellow LEAP students. One of the most difficult and rewarding things I’ve ever done.”
Scott Bressler – BA, Biology; MS, Biomedical Engineering

“LEAP has given me the background and skills necessary to succeed in technical fields. …The education provided through LEAP as well as my prior background …has given me a unique edge in the job market.”
Jeremy Colson – BA, Mathematics; MS, Electrical Engineering

“LEAP provided the means for me to attain an MS in Biomedical Engineering so that I could better apply my background in computer science to the design and development of medical products.”
Matt McGowan – BA, Computer Science; MS, Biomedical Engineering

“Best career move I ever made.”
Jayson Kurrle – BFA, Architecture; MS, Mechanical Engineering