TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Chemical Engineering Major Jean Han

Jean stands outside in front of a wooded area on campus.

Today, we speak to transfer student Jean Han. Jean is a Chemical Engineering major from Fort Lee, NJ (Bergen County) who transferred from Bergen Community College. She shares with us why she chose Rowan and tells us what she likes about South Jersey.

A portrait photo of Jean.

What are your professional goals? And how is Rowan helping to support you in those goals?

I would like to work in the medical device field or within biotechnology. My major allows me to be qualified for these positions as an engineer. I’ve received a lot of professional advice from my professors and academic advice from my peers.

How does your field impact the world? What impact would you like to have on the world in your field?

I think chemical engineering is a broad field that allows various career paths, all of which are pretty innovating. I would like to contribute to society by improving upon medical technology.

What inspired you to choose your major?

I really enjoyed my high school calculus/chemistry classes and wanted to choose a major that would have me take more courses in both subjects.

Jean wearing a lab coat and a blue mask while working in the lab.
Jean working in the lab.

As a student from North Jersey, how did you become aware of Rowan University?

I Googled top engineering schools, and Rowan popped up as one of them for undergrad.

How long is your trip/drive “home” to North Jersey?

About two hours, an hour and 45 minutes on a good day.

What are some of the benefits for you, living this distance from home?

I’m not distracted by my usual friends or family members. There are less places here to go to.

What are a few interesting or new things (to you) about Rowan’s South Jersey area that you would share with future North Jersey students?

South Jersey seems quieter and less busy than North Jersey. It would be a nice area to chill in without too much distraction for someone who is looking for that kind of environment.

Jean sitting outside the engineering building while wearing a tan sweatshirt.

What off-campus, local fun places do you recommend students check out?

I like going into Pitman. It’s a quaint area with some cafes and restaurants to eat at. I would also recommend going into Philly, of course.

Why did you choose to transfer to Rowan University?

Rowan was the most affordable option for me. I also had a bad impression of other in-state schools.

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Story by:
Bianca Torres, senior music industry major

Photography by:
Joe Gentempo, senior art major

We are #RowanPROUD to be included on Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes select nationwide colleges and universities that foster dynamic pathways for transfer students.

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