Paula MacDonald

Paula MacDonald


Ottawa, ON
Computer Aided Drafting Technology
Why I chose my major: 

I have good artistic and mathematical skills, and this major blends both skills together. I also like to design on the computer.

Why I chose RIT: 
Excellent school for deaf and hard of hearing students and where I fit in the most. I also was interested in technology.
What I like best about RIT: 

The Deaf community and being a RIT Tiger.

Best part of living on campus: 

I like to keep connected with friends and community.

Favorite spot on campus: 

Student Development Center

Favorite class: 
Advanced CAD because I get to work on projects without an instruction book and learn how to do 3D printing.
What excites me about RIT: 

Doing a co-op, so I can gain great work experiences and meet new people from around the world.

My most memorable experience at RIT/NTID: 
My orientation because I made many amazing friends.
If I could tell prospective students only one thing about RIT/NTID, it would be: 

RIT/NTID is great for students who are majoring in technology and engineering, and offers the best education in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Favorite place to eat in Rochester: 
Dinosaur BBQ
Favorite movie: 
“Wonder Woman.”
One thing I’ve always wanted to do but never have: 
Visit New York City.
The one thing I can't live without: 
Tim's Hortons' Iced Capp.