Matt Berkshire

Student Ambassador, Industrial Design
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Hometown: Roselle, Illinois

Why did you choose KU? 

I chose KU because of the meaningful interactions I had when coming to campus and our beautiful campus in general. I also felt very engaged in our design program and how proud everyone seemed to be showing it off.

What led to your interest in design?

I had always been a creative thinker and problem solver and initially thought I would be an engineer. After giving it a second thought I translated those skills to a different career path and quickly found my passion for design.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

If choosing design, time management is key and make sure you are happy with your work before anyone else. Also stop and smell the roses every once in a while - college is fun!