Meet Patrick Callahan
“Mines has a great reputation academically. Coming here and seeing it for myself, I’ve been very impressed with the professors and the courses I’ve taken. I’m thrilled that I was able to get a world class education. I’ll be coming out of here with a very prestigious degree.
I’m in the Army ROTC program here at Mines. After graduation [December], I’ll commission into the United States Army as a second lieutenant. I’ll be a military intelligence officer in the Army and I’ll be attending intelligence school at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.
Being able to balance the Mines course load with the rigorous demands of ROTC definitely helps you grow as a person. Discipline is huge. The ROTC teaches you about self-discipline which in turn helps with studying. My economics degree is also a great foundation. This degree helps with theoretical and practical thinking, as well as decision-making, which will serve me well in the military.”
Class of 2016
"There are so many things I enjoyed as a Mines student - professors who knew me by name, clubs that kept me active and friends that felt less like fellow students and more like family. They made Mines a second home.