EVERYONE is struggling, not just you My first year in engineering school was an absolute struggle. The pace of the classes was significantly faster than I experienced in high school as was the level of the work. Sure, I knew that I was attending a top ranked engineering school, but nothing really prepared me for this. . . . click to continue reading
Don’t Repeat My Mistake, take the FE Exam Now . . . Plus some tips to pass
I made things hard on myself and don’t want you to do the same Nobody told me. I never knew why someone would want a PE license and how it may be useful in my engineering career. Looking back, I remember a single lunch & learn event in engineering school where someone mentioned the PE . . . click to continue reading
Failing an engineering class is not the end of the world, what you do next is what is important
Am I the ONLY ONE that failed? Looking around at your classmates posts, you may get the impression that everyone is getting A’s and B’s. It can be very lonely and defeating to think that you’re the only engineer who is actually going to receive a failing grade. Well, let me tell you, that is . . . click to continue reading
Will an MS be helpful to your engineering career? Sometimes, but not always
The Issue Graduation is in sight and you need to decide what you are doing next year. Are you going to interview and find a job? Alternatively, perhaps continuing on for an MS is the right move. Many engineers I talk with see this as a guaranteed boost to their career prospects and a no-brainer . . . click to continue reading
Life is an OPEN BOOK test. Can you FIND the information you don’t know?
Earlier today, I saw the tweet to the left and it really spoke to me. I have similarly thought the same thing when it comes to education as well as employee/boss dynamics. We do a disservice to others when we expect them to know everything right off the top of their head. Nobody should be . . . click to continue reading
Studying by Cramming or Pacing? AKA, when 1+1+1 does not equal 3.
Studying 30 minutes every day from Monday through Friday equals 2.5 hours. Right? Well, that depends on what you mean by “equals”. If you care about actual TIME, then then yes, those five study periods do equal 2.5 hours. However, if you care about QUALITY and EFFECTIVENESS of the studying, then answer would be no. . . . click to continue reading