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.
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.
Does my job at summer camp have anything to do with engineering, you may ask? Well, it may not directly have anything to do with it, but this job taught me how to bring life into perspective and how engineering fits into my life in a broader sense. I learned three important lessons
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.
Since the semester began, every senior has been counting down to graduation. But what will that big day be like?
Being a senior in transition is harder than it sounds. Blogger Abbey Phillips gives some impactful advice on what to do for those about to enter the real world.
Anna Church shares her advice on getting involved in organizations at Texas A&M and how to avoid over involvement.
Many times during my college career I have heard the phrase “Engineers aren’t creative.” It is assumed that we engineers are purely left-brained thinkers because our work requires an analytical, logical approach. However, based on my experience as an Aggie engineering student, I beg to differ.
New to the ZACH building? Get the highlights from blogger Abbey Phillips on the must-see features for your next visit.
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.
Reed Hampton shares his experiences as a Texas A&M Engineering student and how they have had an impact on his life.
I can remember the first day I became a student senator like it was yesterday. I was blissfully taking my evening nap in my room when suddenly, a text wakes me up to exciting news – I was elected as one of the nine student senators for the College of Engineering for the 70th session of Student Senate.
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.
The experiences that have impacted me the most during my time at Texas A&M are the extracurricular opportunities. The best part is, anyone can be involved at any capacity. Through my involvement with extracurricular activities, I have made long lasting friendship, worked toward success, dealt with failure, collaborated on teams, and learned how to follow and how to lead.
Ever since I have started college, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has been my safe haven. This organization has given me the opportunity to meet great people, strengthen my leadership skills, and build my future. On the days I wanted to throw in the towel and give up on engineering, NSBE reminded me that where I was, was where I was supposed to be.
Books can expand your mind, spark your imagination, empower your conversations and ease your stress.
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.