I felt I needed to be a perfect student or get straight A’s in order to get the opportunities I needed to enhance my career. But this isn’t always the case.
New year, new semester, new opportunity to make friends. This post aims to share some tips and tricks that worked for me as someone who’s moved around. I hope it does you some good too.
It is easy to take the path that life sets up in front of us, never truly pausing to think about the implications. This is called autopilot: going through life semi-consciously from one thing to the next. It is problematic because it belittles your purpose and pursuits, but it can be combated in several ways.
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.
Being in a Navy/Marine Corps outfit as both a fish and an upperclassman, I know that being an engineer in the Corps is challenging. Thus, here are some tips I used for engineering academic success as a cadet.
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.
As college students, we’re presented with many opportunities, but I believe the greatest of them is the opportunity to explore.
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.
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!
I’m an avid journaler. Looking back at the entries around the time I started college, I certainly had many questions about engineering, Zachry and the university in general! I wanted to share some of the things I wish I had known.
Being able to find a major that combined all my passions and interests has made my college experience worthwhile.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!)
This semester is going to be full of newness. Whether the changes that we’re facing are liked or disliked, we have the option to be positive and embrace the new normal. Let’s make it a good semester and enjoy our time here!
Some experiences and lessons learned from being an engineer in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
I am a student host for SoundBytes, the Texas A&M Engineering podcast, and I’ve had the opportunity to interview so many amazing student leaders, program directors and people with tremendous and far-reaching impact! Separating me from every phenomenal person I’ve interviewed are only two microphones and a mixing station. Unfortunately, being that close to other successful people doesn’t mean that I can osmotically become more successful, nor does it mean I can easily define what success looks like in my life.
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!
When I was applying to Texas A&M, I was very worried about starting classes. Being a woman in STEM can be an intimidating career path, but I didn’t want to let my fears overcome me. That’s when I got the offer to be a part of the Engineering Academy, and I was relieved. This program was the best pathway for transitioning to a noticeably big school. It made me feel more included in classes and it has many benefits.