Brennan Thomason has always liked knowing how things work so when he came to college, he knew electrical engineering would be a good fit.
Thomason has enjoyed working with microprocessors and sensors in his classes, but what he has enjoyed most is forming relationships with his professors.
“My favorite overall thing about the department is how approachable the professors are,” Thomason said. “They are really helpful and knowledgeable, and they are almost your friends in a way. They are more than willing to offer advice based on their experiences.”
Thomason also said that even though the major can be challenging, the end result makes it worth the effort.
“It is a very rewarding process being able to look back and see how I’ve come from not knowing anything about engineering to knowing as much as I do now, and there’s still more to come,” Thomason said. “The classes that are the most difficult while you’re in them are the ones that are the most rewarding afterward. I think one of the main things to remember is to find a motivation that works for you. For me, that means challenging and pushing myself and trying to do my best at what I’ve got laid before me. “
Thomason said that the community Harding fosters and the opportunities students have to build relationships have really helped him.
“With engineering, you have to study with people,” Thomason said. “You have to learn to rely on other people as well. You can’t do it on your own, so developing those friendships within the study hall and trying to work through problems together and keeping each other sane is really fun.”
Thomason has enjoyed getting to learn his profession from a Christian perspective.
“I love that Harding is a place where our professors talk about God,” Thomason said. “If it’s not in class then it’s with their mannerisms or how they conduct themselves. I know a lot of professors who will base their class off something in scripture. It’s almost brought me to tears in class just thinking about how blessed we are to be here and talk about our faith so openly.”
Thomason would like to work in new product development after he graduates with his bachelor’s degree.