My name is April Rieger and I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Spanish. I could not be happier with my choice to study at Colorado State University. I am so lucky to have access to all the amazing resources and programs at CSU. The past three years I have been able to take classes from some incredible professors and work on some pretty cool projects. Fort Collins has become a second home to me and I have learned so much that I know I will carry with me the rest of my career and life.

During my freshman year at CSU I had the opportunity to live in the Academic Village Engineering dorms, one of the nicest dorm on campus. I was surrounded by other engineers who were taking the same classes and who had the same work load. There was always someone close by to study or grab dinner with. I have also taken advantage of the free tutoring for students, and my professors are always willing to make time to help me and make sure I understand the material. CSU also supports and encourages students to pursue real world experience. The summer of my freshman year I interned with Starz Entertainment in Englewood, Colorado. I worked with the Broadcast Engineering Department and did summer maintenance on the antennas. I loved learning about their custom engineered broadcasting system, and sincerely appreciated the opportunity! Then the summer after my sophomore year, I had the opportunity to earn Spanish credit while studying abroad in Spain. Most recently I had an internship with Lockheed Martin this past summer. I got the chance to see what it would be like working in the aerospace engineering field and getting to apply some of the skills I have learned in classes. All of these experiences have contributed to my education.

As a sophomore I started working as a student ambassador for the College of Engineering and got involved in Greek life. Through Greek life I had the chance to serve as vice president, currently serve as president, have participated in community service work and met lots of new people. The past three years have also been filled with a lot of hard work and engineering projects. All of this keeps me pretty busy but I still love to explore the Fort Collins area when I have the time. Being from Colorado I love being outdoors. Whenever I have the chance I like to go to the mountains to hike, camp, or spend the weekend away. Luckily CSU is in a perfect location to do this. Lastly, there is always something going on at campus from concerts, to football games, or just hanging with friends. It is never a question of having too much time but trying to find time to do everything!

If you have any questions about anything at all please email me, I would be more than happy to help! Email me if you have questions about:

  • going to school in state
  • living in Academic Village
  • all the amazing outdoor activities of Colorado
  • Greek life
  • Study Abroad
  • Internships
  • and all the things there are to do at CSU! I would love to tell you more about why I love it so much here!

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