Studying abroad can be intimidating, but a two-week program is an excellent way to get a feel of the experience.
Dear Aggie Engineer…
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.
Making the most of what Texas A&M has to offer
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.
The Power of Being a Generalist
As college students, we’re presented with many opportunities, but I believe the greatest of them is the opportunity to explore.
How I broke into an industry I knew nothing about
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.
Managing Imposter Syndrome in Computer Science
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!
Being Mentored Is Great…But Mentoring Is Even Better!
Every student needs a little guidance and you could possibly be the one to give it to them. If you have a passion to serve and knowledge to share, then I urge you to mentor. It’s as easy as starting with a friend in need!
Industrial Distribution Truly Paves the Way for Endless Opportunity
Being able to find a major that combined all my passions and interests has made my college experience worthwhile.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
How the Corps of Cadets and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band helped me become a better engineer
Some experiences and lessons learned from being an engineer in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
You Graduated Without a Job Offer… Now What?
It may feel intimidating at first to see people around you getting careers started, but that doesn’t mean you’re behind. Taking time to understand what you want from a career, how you want to pursue it and how that may affect your life is a highly personal process.
My Engineering Experience at Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen
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!
Why we should all be “grad students” for life
I believe we should all be grad students for life because we should be ambitious, always strive for excellence, seek to overcome that next challenge and be what we were meant to be — problem solvers and engineers.
A Day in the Life of a Grad Student at Texas A&M
Interested in finding out more about what it’s really like as a graduate student at Texas A&M? Check out Bryton’s vlog where he shares what a typical day is like!
How I’m Trying to Stay on Top of Things in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Crisis
After having an extended spring break and binge-watching all the shows I was putting off during the semester, starting classes again online was a pretty big jump. While I may have trouble following these tips myself, here are some things I am doing to try and be successful during distance learning.
Professional Societies – Getting Involved Beyond the Student Organization
Joining one of the dozens of engineering student organizations at Texas A&M is integral to the student experience for many Aggies. Many of the groups are student chapter versions of national and global professional societies, which you can transition to after graduation. Engaging with these professional organizations as a student can lead to unique networking and leadership opportunities!
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.
Small Things That Can Make Someone’s Day Great
My first few months at Texas A&M were not the most exciting times of my life. I tried everything I could think of to make my college experience as great as it could be. From being overly involved in a myriad of activities to ensuring my studies were up to speed, something was really lacking. It wasn’t until later in my sophomore year that I decided to slow things down and focus on what truly did matter to me. It wasn’t trying to get poster-child grades or doing the most with my time, but rather leaving an impact on each person I interacted with every day.
Why You Can Afford to Go Abroad
I can say with certainty that going on a reciprocal educational exchange program early in my academic program was the most important experience I have had. I chose to write this blog to share how you can afford to go abroad, and why you need to go now.
NASA’s 6.2 Million Gallon Swimming Pool
Yep! That’s right, NASA has a giant swimming pool in Houston: The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
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.