Anthony R. '09
I've explored several continents aboard passenger trains, and had the awesome opportunity to work in the rail industry as a software developer while I was still in high school. After I graduated, I took a couple of years off, heard about the Institute from a co-worker, applied early, got in, and before I knew it I was on a plane to Boston with a bunch of my stuff!
I lived in the East Campus dorm for two years, then ended up moving off campus to share a house with some friends, and finally moved back on campus to the Ashdown graduate dorm while I did my master's. All things considered, it was the greatest challenge of my life, but a thoroughly rewarding one: I learned and saw things I never thought possible. It seems like every step of the way was clearly marked as long as I continued to follow my heart and believe. I invite you to do the same here at MIT. :-)