May

16

Senior Wisdom: Sean Zimmermann

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Name, Hometown, School: Sean Zimmermann, New York, NY, SEAS, Electrical Engineering (EE)

Claim to fame: Bwog ESC Reporter for 4 years, IEEE President, SciFi Club Librarian

Where are you going? I’ve accepted an internship at Microsoft for the summer. After that, I’ll return to Columbia in the fall to get my Master’s Degree.

Three things you learned at Columbia:

  1. The people are what make this school truly great.
  2. Participate in things that make you happy.
  3. If it doesn’t work, check that it’s plugged in.

“Back in my day…” Dorm internet bandwidth quotas were a serious annoyance.

Justify your existence in 30 words or less: I knew I wanted to be an EE when I got enormous happiness from building a small green LED.

Is the War on Fun over? Though I’m not sure if it is over, there was once time I returned from a movie to a party in my suite with someone passed out in front of my door. While waiting for CAVA, I got to see a row of at least 5 public safety officers slowly approaching our townhouse.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? Cheese can provide happiness on demand, oral sex cannot.

Advice for the class of 2016: Ask for help! If you feel yourself falling behind, speak to the professor. Many will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you. As a professor said to us during our first week in 2008 – “You already got in, you don’t have to prove anything.”

Regrets? Though I don’t have many, the greatest one was probably not learning MATLAB earlier – professors (in your more advanced classes) simply assume you know how to use it, and I could have saved myself many headaches in the long run.

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10 Comments

  1. I want my award!!  

    Love you Sean!!!!! Thanks for being cool with all the parties :)

  2. this guy is a great TA

    you can completely fuck up a lab and he still has the patience to deal with you...and bother to find out what went wrong and give you pointers on how to do stuff correctly. congrats, sean!

  3. Anonymous

    The face/body of an athlete and the librarian of the SciFi club? Marry me?

  4. Kamal

    Good work bwog guy!

  5. Anonymous  

    Who's that badass in $100 sunglasses in the back?

  6. Anonymous  

    ESC <3 Bwog Guy

  7. The Dark Hand

    lol what a nerd

  8. Anonymous  

    now this is a down to earth senior wisdom

  9. Caps but no hoodies...

    Isnt this the guy who shot Treyvon?

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