Want to make bryan/college station your new home? Visit our prospective students page for information about the College of Engineering, helpful resources and guidance to make your way to Aggieland. Prospective Students When you search “interesting things to do in Bryan/College Station,” you’ll probably find the Bush Presidential Library, Santa’s Wonderland and the GI Museum […]
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.
Awe and reflection at the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc
Want to study abroad? Discover opportunities to take your studies across the world with Halliburton Engineering Global Programs! ABOUT GLOBAL PROGRAMS Awe and reflection at the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc Since I was young, I’ve had a major interest in history, especially surrounding World War II. When I heard about our plans to travel […]
Why You Should Pursue a Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering
The oil and gas industry is facing questions over its very survival as the world marches toward a more sustainable future. Its role in the future of energy is in doubt as the specter of climate change looms large.
4 Summer School Hacks
Although there’s 104 days of summer vacation, summer school can come along early and end it — much to your disappointment and that of Phineas and Ferb. However, summer school can ease your load for the upcoming semester and help you graduate on time.
How hard is engineering, really?
The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University is not a walk in the park; let’s not sugar coat it. The reality is that the classes are tough, and they require more time and attention than the average degree.
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.
Hobbies: An outlet for your busy life in grad school and beyond
Grad school poses challenges right from Day One. Each day increases the number of tasks and responsibilities exponentially, so it is quite easy to get lost in the whole process.
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.
Diversity: Valuing Connection over Accuracy
Diversity is critical because of its subliminal messaging: If we see ourselves succeeding in a career path, it becomes statistically more probable that we will pursue that career path. This is called the CSI Effect.
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.
Why you should consider grad school
Every year, thousands of students enroll in graduate school throughout the world, the majority of which are in the engineering field. As technology advances each day, it is becoming increasingly important to continue your education, either formally or informally.
What do the Aggie Core Values mean to me?
Texas A&M is a special place. The Aggie Core Values are a set of six values that were set in place many years ago yet still hold true and have the same great importance at Texas A&M.
Finding the Perfect Research Lab
The decision to pursue a graduate degree is a big one, especially if it involves working on research and submitting a thesis. Though not a topic stressed enough, finding the perfect research lab is very important.
Full-Time or Masters?
There is no “right” answer. Each option is a great choice and will lead you to many different opportunities. Check out this post to find out why Leah decided on the to pursue a master’s degree.
A Chat with the Interim Dean
Prior to final exams and winter break, guest blogger Heather Kostak had an opportunity to chat with interim vice chancellor and dean of engineering, Dr. John E. Hurtado.
I agreed to engineering somewhere along the way. The logical reasons for my agreement are obvious: job stability, monetary security, professional respect. However, I am not the type to make choices based on logic alone.
Transitioning from school to work life
I completed my first internship last summer and I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of differences between college and work life. Even though they’re fundamentally different in nature, there are some qualities that can become habits to ensure a smooth transition.
Pick Your Path – A Note To Future Engineering Students
When looking back on my time at Texas A&M and in the College of Engineering, I am abundantly appreciative of how Texas A&M Engineering really allows you to create your own path!
The Misconception of College Detours
The university experience can be overwhelming, and degree plans that seem immovable can be daunting from the perspective of perceived capabilities and straight up cost. The truth is that your journey to your degree is yours; don’t be afraid to veer from the traditional route to your diploma.
Engineering & Studying
I’ll be honest: I like learning, but I don’t always like studying. Something drew each of us to engineering, so as we go through the next few years, we each have to remember that the process (studying) is part of the promise (becoming an engineer).
A Day in the Life of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band
Watch this vlog by senior computer engineering student, Kelton Chesshire as he takes you along on a day in the life of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band!
Acing My Hardest Class
I took a chemistry class my freshman year, and that’s been my hardest class so far. What was the hardest class you ever took and how did you get through it?
Assembling a dissertation committee doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking!
Assembling a dissertation committee doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking! Your committee can make or break your experience as a grad student. To this end, here are a few suggestions and thoughts to ponder while you assemble your thesis/dissertation committee.
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.
The Weight of Office Hours
Attending office hours is the perfect way to build relationships with your professors beyond the classroom, which can lead you down a lot of different paths and open new doors you might not have thought about before.
A Few of My Cheerleaders
In the 1960s, there was this word: serendipity. To me, serendipity is events that are seemingly unrelated but can have a related significance, like a “coincidence.” (I put that in quotes because there are no coincidences!)
Time & Season: What Will You Plant?
There are many opportunities in our lifetime, especially during our time at Texas A&M. While we will have millions of opportunities, we each have to choose which to take in every season.
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.
The Co-op Connection: Landing the job
If you’re like me and don’t exactly know what you want to do after graduation, but desire a real, hands-on way of exploring engineering, consider a co-op. A co-op is an extended internship that can also count as a technical elective.