What's not to Love?

Haley Pelletier ’17, Saint Mary’s High School, Lynn, MA

Why did you choose Olin?

I chose Olin because it felt like home from the first time I visited. A small, supportive community made up of passionate, interesting people with a hands-on, project-based learning style? What's not to love?

What Extracurricular activities are you involved in?

Pickles & Jams, OLINsider blogger, OVAL tour guide

* check out Haley's OLINsider blog posts HERE.

 Haley Pelletier holds a jar of pickles

Why do you think Olin is different from other undergraduate engineering schools?

Olin has a unique spirit of collaboration. There's really not much competition here -- no one is trying to be "better" than you. We're all much more interested in working together and learning from each other than we are in things like getting the best test score. Oliners want to see each other succeed and reach their full potential, which is part of what makes our community so wonderful.

Can you please provide a list of 3-5 things you’re passionate about?

  • Olin
  • Software design
  • Music
  • Travel
  • Spontaneous adventuring

Please share a favorite Olin memory or experience.

At the beginning of our sophomore year, my roommate and I bought 2000 plastic balls and a blow-up kiddie pool so we could have a ball pit in our dorm room. It was a spontaneous, poorly thought-out decision, but it turned out to be to great one nonetheless.