Studying abroad can be intimidating, but a two-week program is an excellent way to get a feel of the experience.
Dear Aggie Engineer…
After a long first semester of engineering at Texas A&M University, here’s what I’ve taken away. Learning is not easy, and if you are not getting physically angry at your lab assignments, then you are doing something wrong.
Making the most of what Texas A&M has to offer
No one can do everything, and I’m not suggesting that you can. But I want to emphasize that once you graduate, even though you’re the same person as before you received your diploma, all of these opportunities vanish in an instant.
The Power of Being a Generalist
As college students, we’re presented with many opportunities, but I believe the greatest of them is the opportunity to explore.
How I broke into an industry I knew nothing about
In this blog post, I’ll share how I went from knowing nothing to having multiple internships, research experience and leadership positions in the nuclear industry. While this post is about my experience breaking into nuclear, it can be equally applied to any industry.
Managing Imposter Syndrome in Computer Science
I’ve struggled for many years with imposter syndrome and not feeling good enough, and it almost stopped me from pursuing computer science. I wanted to reflect on how I’ve learned to manage insecurity and take my own path and hopefully share some helpful tips!
Being Mentored Is Great…But Mentoring Is Even Better!
Every student needs a little guidance and you could possibly be the one to give it to them. If you have a passion to serve and knowledge to share, then I urge you to mentor. It’s as easy as starting with a friend in need!
Industrial Distribution Truly Paves the Way for Endless Opportunity
Being able to find a major that combined all my passions and interests has made my college experience worthwhile.
What It Means To Be A First-Gen Student
You are on a path that no one in your family has traveled before. I, too, felt all those feelings as I walked to my first college class ever! These are lessons I have learned and carried into my career.
How Miss Texas Prepared Me for Grad School
Not many people can say they’ve competed in pageant competitions for scholarship, and I did not expect to be in the portion of women who have, but I am in awe of how well competing prepared me for grad school.
Why Engineering and Business?
Materials science and engineering helped develop my engineering mindset and skills with the freedom to pave my own academic path in preparation to enter the global workforce as a great leader.
My home in the Rio Grande Valley
From the personal connections to the peaceful campus environment, I can enjoy a quality Aggie education while staying close to my family, friends and culture.
Guest blogger Daniela Castro came up with three interesting theories why Texas A&M University tied with the University of Pennsylvania and Boston College for producing the most Fortune 500 CEOs.
Leading for a Better Future: My Three Favorite Lessons on Leadership
As engineers, it is important for us to serve our communities to the best of our abilities, and it all starts with serving the teams of people we are responsible for.
How the Corps of Cadets and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band helped me become a better engineer
Some experiences and lessons learned from being an engineer in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
You Graduated Without a Job Offer… Now What?
It may feel intimidating at first to see people around you getting careers started, but that doesn’t mean you’re behind. Taking time to understand what you want from a career, how you want to pursue it and how that may affect your life is a highly personal process.
My Engineering Experience at Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen
Students at the Higher Education Center at McAllen have a unique opportunity to earn an engineering degree from Texas A&M University while living in a thriving, close-knit community in the Rio Grande Valley. Check out Kassie’s vlog where she shares a glimpse into life at Higher Education Center at McAllen!
Networking at work…what?
Juan Cardenas shares a short list of best ways to build a network away from College Station, and how this has helped him take his summer experiences to the next level.
Bridging Engineering and Business
Juan Cardenas shares the programs and opportunities offered through the business school that have either impacted him and his engineering goals or some of his friends.
Three Tips to Help in Transitioning from College to a First Job
I expect most engineering students have had at least some internship experience or a summer job. If you haven’t had a job, here are three tips to help in the big transition.
Life at Texas A&M: Beyond Engineering
Ultimately, the education and technical background that my classes have given me is very important and a crucial part of being an engineer. But I believe my extracurricular involvement has defined my college life and has truly molded me.
Graduation, Your Family, and You
Since the semester began, every senior has been counting down to graduation. But what will that big day be like?
Reaching Peak Performance
Staying active is a big component in being healthy, both mentally and physically. Even if it’s only once a week, getting your body moving will improve your focus and overall happiness.
Reading Is For Engineers Too
Books can expand your mind, spark your imagination, empower your conversations and ease your stress.
Engineering While Married
In July of 2016, my best friend Bronwyn and I decided to try a unique take on the college student life. At 20 years old, I got married, and it was the best decision I ever made.