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.
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.
A study abroad during the week of spring break?? What? Is that even possible? The answer is yes! This past spring break, I had the opportunity to go on a study abroad to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, through Texas A&M’s global engineering program. The class, global engineering awareness, did not directly count towards my degree plan, but that is ok! It was a truly memorable, enriching, unique experience.