Nicholas Gromiuk

Class Year

’10

Hometown

Cambridge, Wis.

Major(s)

Computer Science

Minor(s)

Mathematics

Nick Gromiuk has long been interested in computers and their impact on our lives. He’s also admittedly bewildered by where technology will take society in the future. “I wanted to delve deeper into how computers work and how people have programmed them to do certain tasks,” he said.

He decided to come to Carthage after visiting the campus as a prospective student. “I fell in love with it,” he said. Now that he’s here, it’s the professors he raves about.

“You feel like your professors are real people here,” he said. “That makes for a better atmosphere all around campus, not just in the classroom. The professors here actually know who their students are.”

Within the computer science faculty, “each professor has something that I admire,” he said. “Dr. Mahoney is very informative and knowledgeable when it come to the field, and has never failed to answer any of my questions. Dr. Chell always has an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm when it comes to her classes, and Dr. Wheeler is always pondering new ideas and looking at the same old things in new ways.”

He also likes that the curriculum is flexible, allowing for new classes on topics at the cutting edge of software development. At the same time, the department welcomes beginners. “You do not need any experience with programming when you start going for your CS degree here,” Nick said. “It is taught from the bottom up, and if you have had experience, then you can skip ahead a little.”

Favorite class: “Software Design and Development, because I learned about the development cycle of software, and the whole class was able to work together through the development cycle to make a piece of software.”

Toughest class: “I would say my toughest class was Operating Systems, mainly because I was still relatively new to CS and that class required a fair amount of knowledge in programming and hardware, but I was able to work my way through it and came out feeling more knowledgeable on the subject.”

Favorite moments at Carthage: “I’d say my favorite moment was realizing that it doesn’t take much to meet new people at Carthage. All you have to do is be willing to leave your room to meet a new person. There are also many different kinds of clubs and organizations to get involved with if you are still having trouble meeting new people. Pledging for and becoming a member of Tau Delta Psi is also an experience I’ll never forget. If I could sum up Carthage student life into a motto it would be: ‘Meet new people, do new things.’ “

Favorite spot on campus: “Anywhere along the lake is where I like to hang out on campus. It’s so nice to just hang out with friends and look out onto the lake after a busy day.”

Biggest surprises so far: “Campus is always changing. It’s so exciting to come back the following year to see what they’ve added on to or changed. Sadly, I won’t be a student anymore when they finish the new student center, but I’ll have to come back every few years to see what’s changed.”

Career goal: “My career goal is a career where I can work with other individuals building and maintaining software that people use on a daily basis.”

“You feel like your professors are real people here. That makes for a better atmosphere all around campus, not just in the classroom.”

Nicholas Gromiuk, ’10

Career goal

“My career goal is a career where I can work with other individuals building and maintaining software that people use on a daily basis.”

Favorite class

“Software Design and Development, because I learned about the development cycle of software, and the whole class was able to work together through the development cycle to make a piece of software.”

Toughest class

“I would say my toughest class was Operating Systems, mainly because I was still relatively new to CS and that class required a fair amount of knowledge in programming and hardware, but I was able to work my way through it and came out feeling more knowledgeable on the subject.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“I’d say my favorite moment was realizing that it doesn’t take much to meet new people at Carthage. All you have to do is be willing to leave your room to meet a new person. There are also many different kinds of clubs and organizations to get involved with if you are still having trouble meeting new people. Pledging for and becoming a member of Tau Delta Psi is also an experience I’ll never forget. If I could sum up Carthage student life into a motto, it would be: ‘Meet new people, do new things.’”

Favorite spot on campus

“Anywhere along the lake is where I like to hang out on campus. It’s so nice to just hang out with friends and look out onto the lake after a busy day.”

Biggest surprise so far

“Campus is always changing. It’s so exciting to come back the following year to see what they’ve added on to or changed. Sadly, I won’t be a student anymore when they finish the new student center, but I’ll have to come back every few years to see what’s changed.”