Student Spotlight – Alexander Cate

Meet Alexander Cate, Wentworth Student Government President.  I asked Alexander a few questions about his experience at Wentworth and thoughts about Student Government.  Take a look at what he had to say!

Class year: 4th Year/Senior (Graduation 2020)

Major: Electromechanical

Why did you choose Wentworth?: Wentworth has the best electromechanical engineering program in the country. On top of the small class sizes and the surrounding city, it was a no-brainer!

What motivated you to run for WSG President?: When I was on WSG last year, as secretary, I could see the improvements this school needed. Better communication between the students and the administration/faculty was a huge reason why I chose to run.

Alexander Cate and Mayor Martin Walsh at the August 2018 Commencement

What are your hopes for WSG this coming year?: I want WSG’s membership to increase significantly from years past. I want Wentworth students to feel that they can use WSG as a direct line to the administration.

What do you wish students knew about WSG?: I wish Wentworth students knew how closely we work with the administration to better the lives of the people on campus. I feel that most people think that we just fix small things or don’t make a lot of progress on our projects, but we do!

What advice do you have for students who want to get involved?: Come to our meetings! Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, in the Beatty 432! Feel free to reach out at with any questions.

What is your favorite spot on campus?: Beatty 418. It has a perfect view of the quad and is a great place to study when the library is full during finals.

What advice do you have for first-year students?: If you’re living in a dorm, go hang out with the other people on your floor. Don’t be limited to the people in your suite/cluster. If you are a commuter, come to the events on campus. It’s the easiest way to meet people!

Anything else that you want to share: Don’t feel nervous about asking any upperclassmen about Wentworth, chances are the other students on campus are more than happy to help out.