Vivek Thomas

  • Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey
  • Fun Fact About Me: I played in every kind of band my high school offered students!

More About Me

I think every Penn State student should participate in THON. There is nowhere in the world where you can feel the mixed array of emotions you feel come THON weekend. All year, we as students dedicate our time to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for pediatric cancer. Not only is it the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, but it is also the best way to make friends and to change lives, including your own.

At Penn State, I prefer to study anywhere there is a free table in Deike Building. This includes the Ryan Family Student Center and the EMS Library.

One way I would like to make a positive change in the world is by emphasizing global acceptance. Too many people are judged in unfair ways, and everyone's life is important no matter what.

Nothing gets me to visit the Berkey Creamery quite like the Alumni Swirl flavor.

To propsective students, I would encourage them to work hard and play hard. Penn State is amazing in that it offers students both a rigorous opportunity to excel in their studies and simultaneously offer more than 1,000 different clubs to get involved with.

I chose to major in petroleum and natural gas engineering because I enjoyed both math and physics in high school, and so my teachers pushed me toward engineering. The PNGE program at Penn State has been a perfect fit.

I can describe the College of EMS in three words: For the Kids. Everyone in the college does what they do so that the students can benefit.