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.
The Entry-to-a-Major process at Texas A&M was one of the main reasons I decided to study engineering here.
When I first started in engineering I was nervous because I wasn’t sure which engineering major I would like and felt like everyone around me already knew exactly what they wanted to do.
As soon as I got to A&M, I got really involved with student organizations and that has been my best decision. I was able to meet lots of new people outside of my classes who also had similar interests. For me, talking with upperclassmen who were already in their major was where I was able to gain the most beneficial information about the Entry-to-A-Major process. They helped educate me in what their classes were like and their overall experiences within their majors.
A&M has lots of resources to offer, you just have to go out and look for them. Getting involved not only helped me academically, but it also allowed me to meet some of my closest friends in college and create that tight network.
This inspired me to join the Student Engineers’ Council and now I get to help freshmen while they’re going through the same process that I struggled with. I remember thinking that the Industry Nights and Department Information Saturday really helped me decide what major was best for me. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the organizations that have given me so much.
The Entry-to-a-Major process allows you to take ownership of your future and achieve your academic and career goals.