I want to encourage you, as a fellow student, to begin the process of thinking about your vocation or some of your passions while you’re in college so that you can go into the workforce with confidence in what you want to do, but more importantly in WHY you want to do it.
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.
Ten Lessons I’ve Learned through Transferring
If you would have asked me my senior year of high school if I would be an Aggie engineering student, I would have laughed… But here I am, getting ready to graduate from Texas A&M with my engineering degree. As I reflect on lessons learned through my transfer experience, there are ten things that come to mind.
How a Good Ag Builds a Spaceship
Since graduating from Texas A&M back in 2017, I’ve been working for Boeing, where I’ve contributed to the design of several different space vehicles. For the past 6-months, I’ve overseen the production of Starliner, Boeing’s new manned space capsule. I’d like to share some wisdom I’ve gained along the way and offer an idea of what life can be like for an Aggie engineer post-graduation.
A Day in the Life
Watch Abbey’s vlog where she takes you on a day in the life of a Texas A&M Engineering student!
From Graduation to Occupation: 3 Tips to Enjoy the Transition
What does graduating from Texas A&M with an engineering degree feel like? Well, imagine making your favorite meal. You gather the ingredients, decide how you’ll cook it, and follow the recipe. After setting the table and choosing the appropriate utensils, you should have something delicious to eat. But in a fraction of the time that it took you to cook it, you finish the meal. And that’s it. It’s over.
Anna’s Declassified Career Fair Survival Guide
My first career fair was a trainwreck. When I left, my feet were bleeding and my confidence was low. Flash forward to my senior year and I walked into the career fair still stressed, but ready to face the challenging day. Here are some tips I learned throughout my time of going to career fairs and interviewing.
Thoughts from a Senior in Transition: Part 2
In this second part of our “Thoughts from a Senior in Transition” post, Abbey speaks directly to the upperclassmen on what to expect for the next phase of post-college life.
Finding Your Path
I am currently a junior studying petroleum engineering and, looking back at my high school years, this is not at all what I thought I would be doing. I looked at several business schools and I also considered a career in law until I learned about engineering and the numerous disciplines it offers. I remember getting excited about endless career possibilities, but at the same time confused about which discipline to choose.
We all have a knack to hack
No, hackathons do not involve hacking into a computer or a network. They are, however, an insanely intense invention competition where you find a solution to a problem. They last anywhere from 24 to 48 hours and can be completed solo or in teams. Some hackathons, such as Aggies Invent, place more emphasis on the business aspect of creating a product while others encourage creating the most technically complete product you can. Hackathons are opportunities to pour every ounce of engineering and practical skills you have into kickstarting an idea into real life.
Zachry Leadership Program changed my college experience
When I first applied for the Zachry Leadership Program, I had no idea what to expect. The program description talked about bridging the gap between engineering and business. Little did I know that not only would I be learning about business fundamentals, but also how to live my best life.
DEALING WITH SCHOOL STRESS: A FEW TIPS
I think that many students have similar experiences with cycles of stress and procrastination. Thankfully, over the summer before my junior year, I decided to work hard on my time-management skills and deal with the stresses of school in a healthy way.
Getting the Most Out of Your Experience in the New Zachry Engineering Building
New to the ZACH building? Get the highlights from blogger Abbey Phillips on the must-see features for your next visit.
What brought you here of all places?
Apprehension, excitement, uncertainty: I felt it all when I thought about becoming an Aggie. This was one of the most terrifying yet most rewarding decisions of my life.
Self-improvement by design: A conversation with computer science major Reed Hampton
Reed Hampton shares his experiences as a Texas A&M Engineering student and how they have had an impact on his life.
Aggies Invent Reflection with Aditi Panchal
I recently had the opportunity to take part in one of Texas A&M’s most rewarding experiences — Aggies Invent. I’d heard from upperclassmen, professors and even friends from other majors, that Aggies Invent was one of the best opportunities for engineers at the university. I read about it and definitely knew it was something I wanted to be part of. So when I learned that I was selected to participate, I was extremely excited and started looking into the topic as much as I could to try to compete as a freshman in a competition offered to all – including graduate students and Ph.D. candidates.
The Importance of Doing Your Research
Last September, I received a mass email from my academic advisor advertising a student research position with a lab on campus that I had never heard of called the Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC). This email launched a year-long journey that gave me one of the best experiences I could’ve asked for. Because of this experience, I think all undergrads should make it a priority to be involved with research at some point.